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Cincinnati Bell will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the Sony Xperia ZL; device launches May 1st

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Cincinnati Bell will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the Sony Xperia ZL; device launches May 1st
The Sony Xperia ZL

The Sony Xperia ZL

Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell announced on Monday that it will be the first U.S. mobile operator to offer the Sony Xperia ZL. The device is the most compact of the 5 inch FHD equipped smartphones. Unlike most handsets where the screen makes up 60% to 68% of the body, the Sony Xperia ZL's glass accounts for a whopping 75% of the phone. Cincinnati Bell will have the handset available for $249.99 after a mail-in rebate and a signed 2-year contract, and the device will be available from the regional carrier's web site or stores starting on May 1st.

Smaller than the Sony Xperia Z and not water or dust proof like its brother, the 5 inch FHD display on the Sony Xperia ZL has an HD Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The 13MP rear camera captures video in 1080p and uses the Exmor RS sensor for clear and sharp pictures and video under all conditions. The Sony Xperia ZL is NFC supported and the Battery STAMINA mode extends the standby time on your device. The handset is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM onboard. With Android 4.1 pre-installed, the phone connects to 4G via HSPA+ connectivity.

"We’re excited to add the Sony Xperia ZL to our line of premium smartphones. With this extraordinary device, customers can connect with each other using the best technology Sony has to offer, the Xperia ZL on Cincinnati Bell’s 4G wireless network creates an unbeatable combination."-Mike Vanderwoude, senior vice president/general manager, Cincinnati Bell Consumer Markets

AT&T is also expected to offer the Sony Xperia ZL, while pictures allegedly showing the Sony Xperia Z wearing T-Mobile's colors were leaked yesterday amid rumors that the operator is testing Sony's flagship model.

source: CincinnatiBell via AndroidCentral
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posted on 08 Apr 2013, 20:59 9

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What about the Xperia Z?
But no matter what, Xperia ZL is still a nice phone...........

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 21:11 3

3. akki20892 (Posts: 2651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Xperia Z will hit Some Major carrier........!!!

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 21:17 3

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh I see..... :)

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 21:28 3

5. akki20892 (Posts: 2651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


waiting for hiting in at&t because one Xperia Z will come in my home....!!!

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 21:33 3

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wait for the Catwalk bro........wait till Nokia announce the new Lumia, after that you can decide which phone you should take. :)

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 21:58 2

7. akki20892 (Posts: 2651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i'm wating for that too......bro. Z is for my dad and i will get next high end nokia.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 22:02 3

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh cool, that means your family will have two 'kings", good luck with that bro! :)

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 21:01 5

2. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Huh well I didn't expect them to come out of the gates with a great phone such as this.

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