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A trio of Australian carriers will supposedly get the Sony Xperia Z in March

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A trio of Australian carriers will supposedly get the Sony Xperia Z in March
The Sony Xperia Z is catching quote a buzz at CES 2013, especially with Sony's mechanical dunk tank continuously showing off the water resistant feature of the device. The big question on everyone's mind is when will the phone launch in my country. Well, if you live in Australia, we might have some idea.

The Sony Xperia Z takes a bath at CES

The Sony Xperia Z takes a bath at CES

John Featherstone in the head honcho for Sony's mobile business in Oceania. In Las Vegas, he happened to talk to some bystanders and told them a few interesting tidbits. The executive said that 80% of the handsets Sony will release this year will be 4G enabled. He added that all of them will be in the mid to high-end price range.

Finally, the exciting news for those in Australia is that according to Featherstone (and he should know), the Sony Xperia Z will be available from the three major carriers in the country sometime in March. Gizmodo Australia has already said that both Vodafone and Optus will be getting the Sony Xperia Z and Telstra already has a product registration page up and running online.

source: GizmodoAustraia via AndroidCentral

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posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:03 4

1. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


CANT WAIT FOR AN XPERIA Z ON OPTUS MOBILE :D

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:37

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Latest rumors says that Sony Xperia Z might arrive in Europe on February 18. :P

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:44

5. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I can wait a month or two :P

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:45

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Where are you from? :)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:11

15. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


melbourne :p

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:51 1

8. MeoCao (unregistered)


I'm very excited about those 2 phones, this can be very big for Sony and we will have more healthy competition in Android ecosystem. Sony is aiming big and high I'm sure.

If the price is same as Note 2 and sound, video experience is as great as Sony says I will buy the ZL.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:46 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, at the moment I'm thinking about Z. :)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:17

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


I actually prefer ZL, it's more compact and easier and more comfortable to hold, larger battery

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:43 1

4. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Oh well its just a matter of preference. I simply prefer to have the water and dust resistance and the battery difference isn't a lot. Both phones are great though.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:46 2

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6440; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Get them xperia z Austrlia! I hope at&t release theirs in march too.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:03 4

9. amiaq (Posts: 451; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


You had me at water resistance

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:06 3

10. brycdavis (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


They need to make them somehow fire resistant now if they are going to Australia that soon!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:36 2

11. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


And bite resistant

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 10:07 1

13. amiaq (Posts: 451; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Yeah since it is water resistant.. we will need "shark locator" and "shark deterrent" apps as well.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 00:56

18. gboo2565 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


And bullet proof for USA

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:31

14. Dattack (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


The Dutch webshop Coolblue says on their website that the Xperia Z will be available from February 28th, for a price of €630. Which is $822 USD, or £513,48. :P

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:19

16. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Phones are again becoming far too expensive for the average user and I fear that manufacturers will eventually price themselves out of the market with such high-end devices.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:29

17. joshOps85 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


wow we usually get phones 3 months or so after everyone else, good news.

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