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Sony Xperia Z coming to a U.S. carrier soon says Sony's CEO

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Sony Xperia Z coming to a U.S. carrier soon says Sony's CEO
T-Mobile branded version of the Sony Xperia Z

T-Mobile branded version of the Sony Xperia Z

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai may not know it, but he has put a wide smile on the face of a number of U.S. consumers on Friday. The executive said that the Sony Xperia Z, the biggest buzz producer of CES 2013, will be coming to a U.S. carrier soon. The model is water and dust resistant, which Sony showed off in Las Vegas. Based on Sony's recent Boy meets Girl ad, we would imagine that teenagers from coast to coast will be happy to get their hands on Sony's flagship phone.

Hirai, speaking at D11, bragged how the Sony Xperia Z was the number one selling smartphone in Japan for 6 consecutive weeks in a row. "It’s literally a feat," the executive said. While no specific U.S. carrier was mentioned, last month we showed you pictures of the Sony Xperia Z with the T-Mobile brand. At the time, the word around the barber shop was that the nation's fourth largest carrier was testing the phone.

Hirai also noted that Sony has a lot of work left to do in the U.S. market, and added that increased marketing will help the Japanese manufacturer pick up market share in the country.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 31 May 2013, 00:54 5

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


This phone would of done great if it came out here before the S4/HTC One got announced.

posted on 31 May 2013, 01:17 5

3. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


I dont think so, Sony survive last year with their delayed product and without US carrier help.
Sony will still boost thanks to its water/dust resistance features

posted on 31 May 2013, 05:45 4

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


As if water-resistant feature is a deal-breaker...duh

Are you aware that the Xperia Z's screen is crap?

posted on 31 May 2013, 07:01

10. anleoflippy (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Are you aware that a firmware update actually fixed the colours of the Xperia Z?

posted on 31 May 2013, 07:26 4

13. FlushGordon (unregistered)


it's a Craptastic TFT technology...I didn't know a firmware could fix that

posted on 31 May 2013, 09:25 3

17. anleoflippy (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I know right.

posted on 31 May 2013, 07:04

11. oister85 (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Is not crap.

posted on 31 May 2013, 08:13 2

14. buccob (Posts: 1544; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


water-resistant is a deal-breaker feature for some people...

I will not get a new phone without it... now that I have it in my Xperia Acro S it is what I enjoy the most... Specially taking pictures of my baby boy in the pool and beach...

So yeah...

posted on 31 May 2013, 11:19 2

18. taikucing (unregistered)


yeah I know Xperia's screen is crap...
Lenovo A660 is water resistant too, for cheaper price

posted on 31 May 2013, 17:07

19. metalpoet (unregistered)


heres my prediction. T-mobile and at&t will get it, 2 months later sprint will get it. and either Verizon will never get it or they will release a handicapped sony smartphone that is no where close to the current specs of this phone and is not water resistant.

posted on 31 May 2013, 00:58 2

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


T-Mobile's Android lineup is finally getting to a point where it is on equal footing with the other national carriers. In September, I will be celebrating ten years with them (hopefully, by snagging a Note 3) & I couldn't be any happier. Magenta FTW!

EDIT: Actually, with the addition of the iPhone & the Lumia 925, & LTE, their ENTIRE lineup is becoming up to snuff. T-Mobile is doing big things.

posted on 31 May 2013, 01:22 4

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


A u.s. carrier? not u.s. carrierS? Disappointing :/

posted on 31 May 2013, 03:16 2

5. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Kaz Hirai ! :)

posted on 31 May 2013, 06:14

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It's RIDGE RACER

posted on 31 May 2013, 05:33 2

6. FlushGordon (unregistered)


LOL nobody wants an early 2013 device now. Maybe reducing the price will help.
But market it as a PREMIUM device along with the HTC ONE, G Pro and the S4? you gotta be kidding me

SONY ...late as usual

posted on 31 May 2013, 06:12

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Too late trying too wait for the Xperia Z Sony. How are you going too compete here in the U.S with other flagship phones. When every company is on all carriers. You should restrategize on putting your beloved phone on each carrier if u want too compe're. I'm just going too wait for the Honami instead.

posted on 31 May 2013, 07:09 1

12. oister85 (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Maybe sony is going with the snapdragon 600 this. I hope.

posted on 31 May 2013, 08:59 1

16. roldefol (Posts: 3124; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I cannot understand how a humongoid multinational electronics company like Sony has missed out on a leading role in smartphones. Or phones in general. I get that some of the trouble was the Ericsson partnership, but it still baffles me. Samsung and LG pulled way ahead of Sony last decade, and now it's lucky to get a flagship phone on a single US carrier. I know Sony has a lot of fans here, but without carrier support, they're absolutely crippled.

posted on 31 May 2013, 08:48

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Hmmmmm he's finally thinking about the U.S! Lool

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 02:35

20. Taters (Posts: 3526; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Better screen and smaller form factor makes a difference.

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