Sony Xperia Z launch sales encouraging, says executive, no plans for WP8 phones in H1


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.

source: Reuters

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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. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Very nice Sony keep up the good work now hurry up & release this baby in the states

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i think this is the worst thing about Sony US is an important market and unfortunately Sony didn't do a good job in covering US market. they must change their policy soon.

18. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

They will sell for 2 more weeks before HTC one comes out and slaps Xperia Z

2. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Nice to hear that..

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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.

4. wendygarett unregistered

Android or Windows phone or Firefox, sony will continue to tumble as always... For making a low quality device

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

and you'll get thumbs down for your low quality comments that come from your low quality mind.

16. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

so plastic now is premium(sammy)

20. oister85 unregistered

What phone do You own

5. rafel

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

oh why no wp8. Sony scared about nokia. Lol

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

think youre looking at the picture wrong. if dev don't see any good hardware that will drive sales on the app NO MANUFACTURE won't support the OS

17. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

scared that they might end up selling 1M only like lumia hahaha

19. oister85 unregistered

It just nobody is buying windows phones

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I think this already makes for their best phone release ever. Great news :)

7. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

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.

8. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

It would like to see a couple of Sony devices that run different platforms. And to Commentator a Vaio phone would be an excellent idea(Maybe Walkman and Cyber-shot without the Xperia branding as well:)

9. josephnero

Posts: 787; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

No windows 8 from Sony plz.

10. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Sony is starting to steal Samsung's crown with Xperia Z. It's good though whatever the brand as long as the price, features and the specs make sense. Good luck Sony!

11. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

I'd love to see a WP8 phone from Sony...and am pretty sure da design and build quality would be epic.

15. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Would of been cool if it came out 2-4 months ago... This phone has competition now, if it was out at end of 2012 in the US it would have done amazingly.

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