It will come to local carrier Vodafone as well but while the retailer named March 1st, the carrier could not narrow it down to a particular release date. At the same time, we are yet to hear official details from Sony about the price of the device.
source: Phones 4U via Engadget
+- Press Release
PHONES 4U ANNOUNCES IT WILL RANGE THE NEW SONY XPERIA™ Z
PURCHASE IN STORE FROM 1st MARCH AND PRE-REGISTER ON PHONES 4U WEBSITE NOW
LONDON, TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY, 2013: Phones 4u is pleased to announce that Sony's new flagship handset – the Sony Xperia™ Z – will be available in Phones 4u stores from 1st March 2013.
Boasting the world's sharpest, boldest and brightest display, the new Sony Xperia™ Z has been created by the engineers behind Sony BRAVIA® TVs. The new, precision-engineered Full HD superphone displays content in stunning Full 1080p HD detail on the large 5'' display, which also claims the highest pixel density of any smartphone. The OptiContrast™ panel guarantees crystal clear images when in use, as well as a seamless black finish when switched off.
The handset features a 13 megapixel fast-capture camera which switches from sleep to snap in under a second, as well as a next-generation Sony EXMOR RS sensor that ensures the Sony Xperia™ Z delivers stunning photos and videos in any light.
Sony Xperia™ Z customers will also benefit from additional impressive features, including: