Sony Xperia U, the cheapest model in the new Xperia lineup is now available for purchase in the UK.</p>

The handset is available starting today on three.co.uk and from tomorrow it will be available at all Three stores in the UK.</p><blockquote>The Sony Xperia U is available on Three from 15 a month on the Essential Internet 100 plan and 20 a month on the Essential Internet 500 plan. The Essential Internet and Ultimate Internet plans, offer a fear-free mobile internet experience, with a guarantee of no surprise out of bundle data charges.
The phone is also available on Pay As You Go for 179.99. All in One 15 costs 15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs 25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.</blockquote>

The Xperia U features a 3.5 inch FWVGA display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 1GHz dual-core processor, *5MP rear camera, VGA front facing camera, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 4GB of internal memory. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread at the moment and will be upgradable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.</p>via