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

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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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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20 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 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

7. FlushGordon unregistered

As if water-resistant feature is a deal-breaker...duh Are you aware that the Xperia Z's screen is crap?

10. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

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

13. FlushGordon unregistered

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

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I know right.

11. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Is not crap.

14. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

18. taikucing unregistered

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

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.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

4. GeekMovement unregistered

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

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Kaz Hirai ! :)

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's RIDGE RACER

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

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

12. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Better screen and smaller form factor makes a difference.

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