Sony Xperia Z sold out in some markets, bodes well for Sony's 2013

Sony Xperia Z sold out in some markets, bodes well for Sony's 2013
Sony has stated that its current goal is to become the third largest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung and Apple. That spot is currently occupied by Chinese upstart Huawei, which is trying to break into the high-end market with devices like the Huawei Ascend Mate, which is carrying 6.1 inches of 720p goodness. But if the demand for the Sony Xperia Z is any indication, the Japanese tech titan might be able to achieve its goals without breaking a sweat.

According to sources in the handset supply chain, Sony's new flagship model sold out in various countries on the first day that the phone was available for pre-order. Distributors in Japan, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan were sold out of the Sony Xperia Z as Sony timed the release of the phone perfectly, ahead of the launch of the HTC One, and the coming unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

Sony hopes to ride on the back of the success of its high-end model by producing more mid-range devices. It also hopes to launch a handset powered by the brand new Firefox OS. Such a device would probably be a low-end model, similar to the Sony Xperia E. Sony has offered owners of the device a ROM with the Firefox OS that can be installed on the unit.

source: DigiTimes

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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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45 Comments

1. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sony have 3 more days to 'make.believe' before GSIV is announced

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Buahahahahaha aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh ahahahahahahaha ehhhhh ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.... That made me giggle a bit.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

he loves getting thumbs down.

30. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Yes Yes I do. I don't really care about thumb ups or down so do whatever

10. oister85 unregistered

Lmao.

33. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Galaxy S4 looks cheap with all those plastic materials, and it's not even dust/water resistant! IT'S SONY FTW! lmao :D

34. JumpingRabbit

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

Samsung just revealed the design and looks same plastic piece of crap as Galaxy S3. Samsung will never learn on how to design a phone. Sony Xperia Z is a Killer device for this year. I Love you SONY. :)

35. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I am somewhat a Sony fan, i don't really understand why people downvoted my comment in the first place. I was merely saying that Sony have 3 more days of selling well before people might stop buying Xperia Z and goes to GSIV when it's announced

37. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

people down voted you because you didn't care about being down voted. LOL

39. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Well, that's one reason but that comment was before :)

36. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

FYI: I am getting an Xperia Z, I like the purple one but if its not available here, then I'll be getting the black one

42. SonyFan

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

black one looks sexier to me...i own it:D

44. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

But its fingerprint magnet

38. theZED

Posts: 25; Member since: May 09, 2012

And better SAMSUNG choose a Slogan to encounter "make.believe". A water/dust resistant design in 7.9mm is also a way of making believe.

41. TMach unregistered

I do not see Sony fans ever considering buying the S4, so your commet is a bit pointless really! It would be like Mercedes fans being interested in a VW Phaeton....lol

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

this is a great success so far and could get even better if they have released it sooner. it takes 2,3 years for Sony to occupy one of top two places in mobile realm.

3. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Good. I wish Sony well. Regardless my next phone will be from Motorola.

4. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

how many sold? If they only made 5, this is not impressive

17. 3SM.. unregistered

These jokes are dry.

23. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

140,000 on its launch week on japan and still counting

5. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Hmmn! i'm surprised, HTC One seems to be a more logical choice with better processing power, better build, Smoother UI and better LCD tech, but what do i know. Lets see what Samsung has in 3 days time.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You obviously don't know much. The Xperia design is way nicer than the HTC One. In fact, they should test it. Go out to the busy New York streets with both handsets and ask people passing by which handset is sexier or more attractive. 8 times out of 10 will probably say the Xperia Z. The high school or teens might say the HTC One though because it is shiny. It is a shame that the Xperia Z is so large, has a bad screen, and doesn't use the Qualcomm 600 like it should though.

21. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

"It is a shame that the Xperia Z is so large, has a bad screen, and doesn't use the Qualcomm 600 like it should though" My point

24. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

still Millions of people will never look to that bcoz they were blind with its elegant design and dust/water resistant. Its what we called "Attraction"

28. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's marginally larger than the s3 and almost the same size and even thinner than htc one. if you think it's big, the rest are relatively bigger considering that their display sizes are smaller than the xz.

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Optimus G has the smallest measurements of any 4.7 inch handset ever, yet it seems large because of the sharp corners and perfect rectangle shape. Same applies to the Xperia Z. If you want a large phone to feel small, you need curves.

6. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

LOL, i see my beautiful white XZ in the picture man this is the most beautiful phone i ever posses everything is perfect and i think it will sell a big deal.

9. nikenturd unregistered

Sony's flagship got eclipsed by HTC, LG, and Samsung yet again lol....I guess fake scarcity is their only way to advertise their doomed product.

15. TMach unregistered

Haters gonna hate and trolls will always troll......the facts do not lie.....!

25. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

eclipsed?? i dont see any LG & HTC on chart in smartphone hahahaha

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