Sony Xperia Z coming to a U.S. carrier soon says Sony's CEO
posted by Alan F. / May 31, 2013, 12:28 AM
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.
Sony Xperia Z OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2 View Full specs
- 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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This phone would of done great if it came out here before the S4/HTC One got announced.
posted on May 31, 2013, 12:54 AM 5
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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 May 31, 2013, 1:17 AM 5
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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 May 31, 2013, 8:13 AM 2
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 May 31, 2013, 5:07 PM 0
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 May 31, 2013, 12:58 AM 2
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 May 31, 2013, 6:12 AM 0
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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 May 31, 2013, 8:59 AM 1
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