Sony Xperia Z launch sales encouraging, says executive, no plans for WP8 phones in H1
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 26, 2013, 8:47 AM
Sony Mobile's Calum MacDougall, head of Xperia marketing, said in an MWC that the launch sales of its flagship Xperia Z handset are very encouraging. The phone just became available in several major EU countries, after making the rounds in the homeland of Japan.
When asked whether Sony is considering Windows Phone 8, Mr McDougall gave a boilerplate answer: "The products we will bring to the market in the first half of this year are Android products ... Of course we are always looking at different operating systems." A proof of that seem to be the talks with Telefonica yesterday to make entry level devices with the Firefox OS for emerging markets.
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)
Very nice Sony keep up the good work now hurry up & release this baby in the states
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 8:50 AM 23
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Good job for them, they've been in a real mess for the last few years. I would definitely take a look at a WP8 (Vaio Phone anyone?) device if Sony decided on one. Their current design style seems to mesh well with Livetiles.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 9:22 AM 7
Android or Windows phone or Firefox, sony will continue to tumble as always... For making a low quality device
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 9:36 AM 1
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oh why no wp8. Sony scared about nokia. Lol
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 9:37 AM 1
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I think Sony is not going WindowsPhone path not because of OS nor the Company but because of the policy Microsoft is wrapping around them? Because personally I don't see any reason of not getting some good numbers with Xperia Z (or ZL) type of device with WindowsPhone 8. WP8 is not smashing any records but its growth is steady, slow but steady, which is a good thing.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 9:57 AM 0
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