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More confirmation of a Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2 appears

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More confirmation of a Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2 appears
Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. The abominable snowman. The Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2. Every once in a while, we get a sighting featuring these mythological creatures. Today, we have more proof that such a device existed on this earth at one time. Actually, the myth began back in March when rumors surfaced out of Japan that Sony's new flagship was coming to the U.S. as a Verizon exclusive. That surprised many who had expected T-Mobile to continue offering the series in the states. After all, the nation's fourth largest carrier had been the sole U.S. provider of the Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia Z1.

Earlier this month, we had some irrefutable photographic evidence that the Sony Xperia Z2 was indeed originally headed to Big Red, when Sony accidentally put up a picture of a Verizon branded device. The Japanese manufacturer quickly pulled the picture from its site.

Today's leak reveals a photo ad for Sony, with the Xperia Z2 showing off the IP58 certification on the phone. At the same time, we can see just enough of the back to make out the Verizon logo on the back plate. The latest information we have is that the Sony Xperia Z2 will not be made available in the U.S. via any of the major carriers, and will only be offered unlocked via Sony's online web store.

The mythical Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2

The mythical Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2


Thanks for the tip!

source: Underkg

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posted on 11 May 2014, 11:29

1. camera531 (Posts: 174; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Photoshop...

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:40 3

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It might be Photochopped. Then again, it might be headed to VZW. If it does show up at VZW, one might be using up one of my upgrades.

posted on 11 May 2014, 22:29 3

34. Planterz (Posts: 1130; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Definitely not photoshopped. The Abominable Snowman is real, man!

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:47

36. SonyLover (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Samsung best all design, build, sound and camera. No one OEM can beat it!

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:25 3

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Z2 is coming in Verizon......

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:02 1

15. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Whatsup with the blonde gorilla?

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:11 3

17. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Idk, but its a yeti.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:23 2

25. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


The yeti is a mythical creature. No one has a picture of it. This is definitely a blonde Gorilla. The first if it's kind lol

posted on 11 May 2014, 17:20 1

29. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Creation of polar bear and gorilla. Lol

posted on 11 May 2014, 22:14 1

33. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


lol that's possible.

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:30 2

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3350; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Is Verizon in Korea too?

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:52

7. maherk (Posts: 1230; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's Sunday like you know, so whatever story they find they will publish it lol
I hope that Sony will work hard on making sure this phone reaches the US, it has lots of potential to succeed over here, from the design to the camera and to the much improved screen. I wanted to give Sony another try after the disappointing Xperia S, but it was being priced at around $1000 on Amazon, so I went with the S5. If not now, Sony must release the Z3 on day one in Europe, North America, and India, along with a huge marketing campaign.

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:00 2

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3350; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah. If Sony could market their other products like the PlayStation, they would have no problems at all. And they should really make sure these delays will never happen again. It's so sad for them (and customers).

BTW I'm just curious to know what disappointed you in the Xperia S?

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:16 2

13. maherk (Posts: 1230; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The design and build quality were superb, I remember it fell from almost 7 feet and only a very minor scratch on the top corner. Now what I didn't like, 1st the screen was only enjoyable in the sunlight, it was so washed out while I was indoors, add to that the poor viewing angles. Battery life was so bad, it supported a few video type files, the system was laggy (but I guess it was an issue with almost every other android at that time). But the main reason came back to the poor screen. I remember when the Z came out I was in love with it and wanted it so badly, but as soon as I saw that they didn't improve the screen I wasn't interested anymore.

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:43 1

4. Adrian38 (Posts: 136; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


I doubt it's real. Sony have been GSM only for quite some time now. Didn't Sony already state that the Z2 will only be available unlocked through their website?

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:13

12. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Well they did release the xperia play a while back on verizon and it was CDMA, I hope this is tru since they have released a sony phone on verizon before,if it were tru that would deff be my next phone.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:19

24. sgodsell (Posts: 1449; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Isn't CDMA going away in 2017.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:35

26. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Even if cdma is going away for good in 2017 I doubt it this phone if they do release it n I end up getting it will last me till 2017 so for now ill enjoy verizons cdma network which gets signal to make calls in many places att and tmobile gsm have nada and dont even work to call.

posted on 12 May 2014, 00:42

35. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2736; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That was back when they were Sony Ericsson. Sony hasn't released a single CDMA smartphone since they split from Ericsson. That being said, these rumors seem to be more than likely be true.

posted on 11 May 2014, 17:49

30. JC557 (Posts: 1165; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


No they have not as other countries also use the CDMA standard.

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:47

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol the first four lines.

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:47 2

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awww they used my profile pic ;)

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:55

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


ROFL.

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:59 2

9. tech2 (Posts: 2479; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol..when did you turn blond ?

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:01 1

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Bleach makes everything possible.

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:10 1

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


How he get hair....

posted on 11 May 2014, 16:08

27. JunitoNH (Posts: 987; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes, just ask Sammy Sosa :)

posted on 11 May 2014, 20:44

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude looks like a friggin vampire now. Sammy Cullen...

posted on 11 May 2014, 16:55 1

28. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:28

18. NoFanboy (Posts: 243; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Not photoshopped. Even the company's g+ page leaked a picture of a vzw branded z2.

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:31 2

19. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


T-Mobile provides the Z and the Z1S...not Z1.

And I doubt this is real...why there be a VZW logo on an ad with Korean characters...It be more believable with Japanese.

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:40

20. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3781; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Is South Korea CDMA?

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:52 1

21. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Yeah they use CDMA.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:18

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3781; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


There is some possible sense in this then, it seems. Sony found some deal with Verizon that works for them and has already put work into a CDMA Z2.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:12

22. wyrishman (Posts: 37; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Looks like a beast. Might sway me away from my Droid MAXX...anyone familiar with battery life for the Z series? Reviews are mixed so any real experience would be appreciated!

posted on 11 May 2014, 19:10

31. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Is that the Abominable Snowman from the Ringo Starr movie, "Caveman"???

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