Sony Xperia fans in Ireland will be glad to hear that pre-orders are now live at O2. The phone is available on contract (with upfront costs starting at €189) and prepay from €579. O2 Ireland says the handset will launch on 28 February and it is also running the Sony MDR-1 headphone promotion as seen in the UK. Further details can be found here. The handset will also launch on 1 March with Three Ireland, although pre-orders with them are yet to start.