A trio of Australian carriers will supposedly get the Sony Xperia Z in March

A trio of Australian carriers will supposedly get the Sony Xperia Z in March
The Sony Xperia Z is catching quote a buzz at CES 2013, especially with Sony's mechanical dunk tank continuously showing off the water resistant feature of the device. The big question on everyone's mind is when will the phone launch in my country. Well, if you live in Australia, we might have some idea.

John Featherstone in the head honcho for Sony's mobile business in Oceania. In Las Vegas, he happened to talk to some bystanders and told them a few interesting tidbits. The executive said that 80% of the handsets Sony will release this year will be 4G enabled. He added that all of them will be in the mid to high-end price range.

Finally, the exciting news for those in Australia is that according to Featherstone (and he should know), the Sony Xperia Z will be available from the three major carriers in the country sometime in March. Gizmodo Australia has already said that both Vodafone and Optus will be getting the Sony Xperia Z and Telstra already has a product registration page up and running online.

source: GizmodoAustraia via AndroidCentral

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

CANT WAIT FOR AN XPERIA Z ON OPTUS MOBILE :D

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Latest rumors says that Sony Xperia Z might arrive in Europe on February 18. :P

5. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I can wait a month or two :P

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Where are you from? :)

15. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

melbourne :p

8. MeoCao unregistered

I'm very excited about those 2 phones, this can be very big for Sony and we will have more healthy competition in Android ecosystem. Sony is aiming big and high I'm sure. If the price is same as Note 2 and sound, video experience is as great as Sony says I will buy the ZL.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, at the moment I'm thinking about Z. :)

2. MeoCao unregistered

I actually prefer ZL, it's more compact and easier and more comfortable to hold, larger battery

4. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Oh well its just a matter of preference. I simply prefer to have the water and dust resistance and the battery difference isn't a lot. Both phones are great though.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Get them xperia z Austrlia! I hope at&t release theirs in march too.

9. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

You had me at water resistance

10. brycdavis

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

They need to make them somehow fire resistant now if they are going to Australia that soon!

11. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

And bite resistant

13. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Yeah since it is water resistant.. we will need "shark locator" and "shark deterrent" apps as well.

18. gboo2565

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

And bullet proof for USA

14. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

The Dutch webshop Coolblue says on their website that the Xperia Z will be available from February 28th, for a price of €630. Which is $822 USD, or £513,48. :P

16. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Phones are again becoming far too expensive for the average user and I fear that manufacturers will eventually price themselves out of the market with such high-end devices.

17. joshOps85

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

wow we usually get phones 3 months or so after everyone else, good news.

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