Sony Honami visits FCC, reveals late September or early October launch
0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2013, 10:59 posted on
Sony's answer to the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Sony Xperia i1 Honami is supposed to be the first of a new line of camera-centric phones from the Japanese based OEM; information from a visit to the FCC made by the device shows that the model might see the light of day as soon as late September or early October. A short-term confidentiality letter in the FCC package expires at the end of September...
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1. iGeek (Posts: 152; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Galaxy S 4 , Galaxy S 4 Active and Galaxy S 4 Zoom combined in a phone that has better design , battery and CPU than the 3! Watch out sammy ;)
13. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Pretty much sums it up accurately. If Sony released it on sprint...I would almost certainly get it. But they for some reason dont like making phones compatible with Verizon and Sprint....thus locking out a potential ~150 million customers in America alone. I dont know what other networks it wont release for around the world....
14. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Powerful, beautiful, strong, and resistant
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5867; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Agree with you on Sony losing out on VZW and Sprint customers. Then again, it seems that Nokia have perfected the art of losing customers - they are bailing on VZW, Sprint and T-Mo in the U.S.
Nothing like taking a potential winner and dooming it right from the start.
21. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
It is the perfect business plan for people who don't want their business to do well. 60% of the time it works every time.
Doesn't Nokia have quite a few phones on T-Mo though? Like the 925 and mid/entry-range lumias? Same with VZW, they got the 928 and mid-range lumias. They were stupid about the 1020 though, that should be on every network, and Microsoft should be using their clout to make sure it is.
2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
Then Xperia Z will have a mini price drop! I'll finally get it! Hahahaa.
4. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
Nah. I'll stay with AT&T, they have the widest and fastest LTE coverage so far and I'm happy with em as my service provider. I'm quite disappointed why T-mo and not AT&T got the SXZ first, now I'll have to buy it unlocked. Hahaa :D
7. Omarc07 (Posts: 247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
maybe were you live because over here in los Angeles att sucks been a long time customer i have grandfathered unlimited data have a galaxy s4, iphone 5 on a family plan unlimited data on both phones , LTE in La is sloow 4 mbps up,2 up ridiculous and yes that s with full bars of lte standing outside on dwtwn LA i get faster speeds on there 3G iget 6 up and 2 up. I know its an LA thing because in san fransisco i was getting up to 50 mbps something i never ever saw in LA now im back in LA enjoying my sloow LTE speeds yay! Good thing verizon works here friend on verizon gets 25 mbps everywhere i get 4 mbps i think i might go to them .
18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5867; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
50 Mb/s in SF may have been right after the service was turned on and only 1 user was connected. Nowadays, it is closer to what you are seeing than 50 Mb/s.
22. Omarc07 (Posts: 247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
not really i was there last week i also went to Oakland and got speeds up to 30 mbps at day time 12 pm im sure plenty of people were on the network at that time speeds didnt go lower than 25 dwn 15 up . Like i said in LA i never ever get speeds that high not even at 3am ..
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6583; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
can u just please SONY release the freakin phone already.
8. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
if it was the same size of the ZL then i would buy it , but being bigger than the Z then no deal for me. great phone though.
9. gust3r3u (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)
omg omg omg omg omg sony better not f*** it up , if one of those specs is wrong i am not buying BUT if they are true i am not even gonna wait for september releases :)
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8670; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I'm going to laugh so hard if this turns out to be a flop like the Z did. Once again, a Sony phone is getting so much hype and it better live up to its reputation.
11. FeroDeNO (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)
still is sold more than ur lumia 920
it sold 5 million in 40 days
and yes nokia is not even in smartphone list
samsung right on top
16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8670; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Everyone on this site knows I'm pro Samsung and Apple not Nokia lol.
12. oister85 (Posts: 401; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I hope it comes to all carriers in U.S. otherwise Samsung will not have any competition.
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5867; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sammy became the leader in the U.S. in part on a superior offering that was heavily marketed. But they also benefited from competitor missteps. Like competitors not releasing versions on all 4 major carriers.
If Sony doesn't release their latest toy on all 4 major carriers in the U.S., they will have conclusively demonstrated they are not ready for prime time.
15. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
This needs to be carried by many carriers, this sounds pretty sweet.