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Sony Xperia Z1 proves the iPhone isn't the only device worth queueing for

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Sony Xperia Z1 proves the iPhone isn't the only device worth queueing for

After the rather conservative and non-flashy unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013 in Berlin earlier this month, we're finally seeing the Japanese company giving the green light on the new device in select markets. This means that after months of hype before the device was released, and then weeks of anxiously waiting for it to reach the neighborhood shops, we're at the final stretch and now its just a matter of time.


Sony, however, sees this from an entirely different point. The ambitious company is hoping that its new, admittedly impressive, line-up of smart devices this year will finally steer the wandering ship in the right direction. To that end, Sony should be happy to note that the turn-up at their fan event in Taiwan today has resulted in some pretty major queues (and we're told these are only growing). Fully aware of the importance of such initial validation, the manufacturer is offering an extra perk for those persevering fans willing to queue up for hours. More specifically, Sony has announced that it will be gifting a complementary QX10 (worth $250), the company's new attachable lens, to the first 200 people to buy the Sony Xperia Z1 in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung.


So, will you be queueing to pick-up Sony's new bad boy?



source: ePrice

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:43

1. amiaq (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


spending time for a free stuff VS working and earn more than that

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:15 4

18. nnjerzy (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Yes your right,, i had the Xperia Z on TMOB,, just recently got rid of and got the G2,, the phone is a beast,, i really wanted to wait on the Z1 Honami,, but Sonys bad marketing issues with phones always coming late in the US,, bothered me. G2 is out and on every carrier quickly and swiftly the Z1 may only be on TMOB again if your lucky ATT as well, but you may not see it on a US carrier until next year... SMH.. just like the Xperia Z on TMOB,, the phone came out in JAN....

Typical Sony to give a free gift for international users and nothing for the US market,, alot of people here want the phone and free lens as well. but im not waiting,, i have G2

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:24

37. Gatman (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


Agreed. Sony is slow to get things to U.S. soil

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:37 1

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Now that's a power of Sony.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:52 19

4. amilcarmz86 (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Z1 FTW!! and Z2 its going to be the greatest beast!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:36 4

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Z1 is competitor for smartphone and Z2 will competitor for phablet.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:54 2

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8676; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'd call off of work and school and definitely wait in line for a few hours for the free lens.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:17

19. nnjerzy (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Yes your right,, i had the Xperia Z on TMOB,, just recently got rid of and got the G2,, the phone is a beast,, i really wanted to wait on the Z1 Honami,, but Sonys bad marketing issues with phones always coming late in the US,, bothered me. G2 is out and on every carrier quickly and swiftly the Z1 may only be on TMOB again if your lucky ATT as well, but you may not see it on a US carrier until next year... SMH.. just like the Xperia Z on TMOB,, the phone came out in JAN....

Typical Sony to give a free gift for international users and nothing for the US market,, alot of people here want the phone and free lens as well. but im not waiting,, i have G2

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:47 14

27. SonyPS4 (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Is there anything wrong with free gift ? Other company including Samsung and Apple also doing this type of marketing. Seems you cant accept the fact Sony is doing better lately.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:14 1

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8676; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's not where I was going with at all lol. I said I WOULD do what these people are doing for a free gift. Don't be quick to assume things because you make an ass out of you and me.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:54 6

7. anleoflippy (Posts: 296; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I'll trade in my Xperia ZL for this.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:49

38. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


dude, everyone would lol

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:04

14. Vireak (unregistered)


I like it a lot. I would buy this phone if it were smaller. If there's no 'mini' version, I'll buy the iPhone 5s.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:06 2

15. Rocksteady (unregistered)


No phone is worth standing in a long time for, comon people, it is just a phone.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:42

34. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


They're standing in line for the free $250.00 Lens. First 200 people get it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:20 2

20. boosook (Posts: 1035; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sony, give us the Z1 Mini!!!! :)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:21 1

21. ryq24 (Posts: 508; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


1st time to see people queuing up for a sony phone. Not bad. But after the 1st 200 got their freebies will there be people still queuing that is the big question.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:41 2

25. SonyPS4 (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Sony is slowly catching up in smartphone industry. I dont expect Sony to match Samsung or Apple sales in short time but I hope they can do well.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:10

28. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I pre-ordered it :D

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:11

29. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I pre-ordered it :D

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:39 4

33. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


iphones don't worth queueing, not even 5s

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 11:21

39. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


I don't mind free gifts but not to the extend of queuing up with a tent like an idiot. Just look at the people in the pictures...what kind of impression do u get from there? Students are forgivable.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 10:48

40. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 653; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Agree

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