Xperia P Arrives At The FCC – Where Is It Headed Next?

The Sony Xperia P has finally arrived in the United States, where it was spotted this week at a stopover at the FCC. According to a released filing, the handset comes with GPS, Wifi, and NFC. It further offers HSPA and GSM support. Other already-revealed features include a 4 inch display, 16 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, 2 cameras, and a 16 Hz dual core processor. The device runs Android’s Gingerbread 2.3.7.

These features suggest a wide range of possibilities for the Xperia P. We’ve already known that the phone offers stellar specs for a “midrange” item, but now we have documented details regarding some useful bonus features. For example, NFC will give Xperia users the ability to make purchases without taking their cash back credit cards out of their wallets. Since this convenience may serve to only further disassociate people from their spending, you might want to start seeking out credit card low interest rate in anticipation of Xperia’s arrival.

But the real question still remains: where is the Xperia P headed next? We expect that the device will clear the FCC and make its way into the American market in a matter of weeks, but what carrier will be the first to offer the product?

While the recent filings gave no indication of the Xperia’s next destination, all signs indicate that it is probably headed to AT&T. After all, the Xperia P is following closely in the footsteps of the Xperia Ion, the latter of which has already established AT&T as its carrier. Furthermore, Sony and AT&T took part in an unusual promotion last month where a Sony Tablet P and an Xperia Play were bundled together (for $299) and available to anyone willing to sign a new AT&T contract. The promotion appears to be unsuccessful but it nonetheless reflects the close working relationship between Sony and the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier.

But, of course, nothing is a given and we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens. Fortunately, the Xperia P’s arrival at the FCC indicates that we won’t have to wait much longer.