Sony Xperia Z1 proves the iPhone isn't the only device worth queueing for

Sony Xperia Z1 proves the iPhone isn't the only device worth queueing for

After the rather conservative and non-flashy unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013 in Berlin earlier this month, we're finally seeing the Japanese company giving the green light on the new device in select markets. This means that after months of hype before the device was released, and then weeks of anxiously waiting for it to reach the neighborhood shops, we're at the final stretch and now its just a matter of time.



Sony, however, sees this from an entirely different point. The ambitious company is hoping that its new, admittedly impressive, line-up of smart devices this year will finally steer the wandering ship in the right direction. To that end, Sony should be happy to note that the turn-up at their fan event in Taiwan today has resulted in some pretty major queues (and we're told these are only growing). Fully aware of the importance of such initial validation, the manufacturer is offering an extra perk for those persevering fans willing to queue up for hours. More specifically, Sony has announced that it will be gifting a complementary QX10 (worth $250), the company's new attachable lens, to the first 200 people to buy the Sony Xperia Z1 in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung.



So, will you be queueing to pick-up Sony's new bad boy?



source: ePrice

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

spending time for a free stuff VS working and earn more than that

18. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Yes your right,, i had the Xperia Z on TMOB,, just recently got rid of and got the G2,, the phone is a beast,, i really wanted to wait on the Z1 Honami,, but Sonys bad marketing issues with phones always coming late in the US,, bothered me. G2 is out and on every carrier quickly and swiftly the Z1 may only be on TMOB again if your lucky ATT as well, but you may not see it on a US carrier until next year... SMH.. just like the Xperia Z on TMOB,, the phone came out in JAN.... Typical Sony to give a free gift for international users and nothing for the US market,, alot of people here want the phone and free lens as well. but im not waiting,, i have G2

37. Gatman

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Agreed. Sony is slow to get things to U.S. soil

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Now that's a power of Sony.

4. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Z1 FTW!! and Z2 its going to be the greatest beast!

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Z1 is competitor for smartphone and Z2 will competitor for phablet.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'd call off of work and school and definitely wait in line for a few hours for the free lens.

19. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Yes your right,, i had the Xperia Z on TMOB,, just recently got rid of and got the G2,, the phone is a beast,, i really wanted to wait on the Z1 Honami,, but Sonys bad marketing issues with phones always coming late in the US,, bothered me. G2 is out and on every carrier quickly and swiftly the Z1 may only be on TMOB again if your lucky ATT as well, but you may not see it on a US carrier until next year... SMH.. just like the Xperia Z on TMOB,, the phone came out in JAN.... Typical Sony to give a free gift for international users and nothing for the US market,, alot of people here want the phone and free lens as well. but im not waiting,, i have G2

27. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Is there anything wrong with free gift ? Other company including Samsung and Apple also doing this type of marketing. Seems you cant accept the fact Sony is doing better lately.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's not where I was going with at all lol. I said I WOULD do what these people are doing for a free gift. Don't be quick to assume things because you make an ass out of you and me.

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I'll trade in my Xperia ZL for this.

38. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

dude, everyone would lol

14. Vireak unregistered

I like it a lot. I would buy this phone if it were smaller. If there's no 'mini' version, I'll buy the iPhone 5s.

15. Rocksteady unregistered

No phone is worth standing in a long time for, comon people, it is just a phone.

34. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They're standing in line for the free $250.00 Lens. First 200 people get it.

20. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Sony, give us the Z1 Mini!!!! :)

21. ryq24

Posts: 873; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

1st time to see people queuing up for a sony phone. Not bad. But after the 1st 200 got their freebies will there be people still queuing that is the big question.

25. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Sony is slowly catching up in smartphone industry. I dont expect Sony to match Samsung or Apple sales in short time but I hope they can do well.

28. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I pre-ordered it :D

29. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I pre-ordered it :D

33. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

iphones don't worth queueing, not even 5s

39. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I don't mind free gifts but not to the extend of queuing up with a tent like an idiot. Just look at the people in the pictures...what kind of impression do u get from there? Students are forgivable.

40. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 883; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Agree

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