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Source: Verizon is training reps for the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, not for the Xperia Z2 phone

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Source: Verizon is training reps for the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, not for the Xperia Z2 phone
On Monday, we showed you a screenshot revealing that Verizon is training its reps on the Sony Xperia Z2, bringing hope to those Big Red customers who were hoping to pick up the phone at a subsidized price. But another anonymous tipster revealed to us today that the Xperia Z2 that appeared on the screenshot, was actually a reference to the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet.

According to a source who went through the training course, the device that was the subject of the webinar was indeed the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. A Sony rep discussed the slate and demonstrated its features. As our tipster pointed out, the training material was all about the tablet, which means that Verizon probably won't be getting the Xperia Z2 handset after all.

On the other hand, this information confirms a leak tweeted by evleaks back in May, when the serial leaker revealed that Verizon would be offering Sony's top-shelf tablet. It also follows up on a picture we showed you last month of a Verizon branded Xperia Z2 slate.

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet offers a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Under the hood is a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU with the Adreno 330 GPU crunching graphics. 3GB of RAM is on board with 16GB of native storage inside. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who desire extra memory. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8.1MP and 2.2MP respectively, while the 6000mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed.

For those who really wanted a Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2, this news is probably something of a disappointment. But those Verizon customers in need of a high-end slate, will no doubt be happy to hear that this tablet appears to be joining the carrier's roster. Once this becomes official, we should know pricing and availability.

Thanks for the anonymous tip!

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posted on 08 Jul 2014, 21:33 4

1. Busyboy (unregistered)

It's funny how Canada got the Z2 and not America.. Would have thought it should have been opposite.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 22:50 1

7. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

blame Canada

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 06:20

9. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

The market in U.S. is heavily controlled by Apple. Then you divide rest of the market among all the Android and WP manufacturers, Sony just doesn't see it'll be that profitable for them.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 21:48 1

2. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

I wanted the Z2, but since Sony has seen fit to piss on the U.S. twice in the last year, then piss on them.

They decided to bypass the world's number 1 economy for economic powerhouses like Spain (Rapidly turning into a country-sized "ghost town" of economic death), Italy (Spiraling down so hard toward economic insolvency that they look like a drill bit), and Greece (The model for the economic harm labor unions can do when their power goes unchecked). Morons.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 01:15

8. Derekjeter (Posts: 1085; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Woww!! I love your your comment....+1000 for you my man. California is on the way of Greece. Unions are the worst thing in US economy.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 22:01 1

3. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Perhaps u guys will get z3 not the z2

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 22:05 2

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

If Sony can get the 805-based Z3 (or even better a full spec 1080p Z3 Compact) to the US at the same time as the rest of the world, all will be forgiven :)

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 22:30 1

5. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

Oh man double troll by Verizon and phone arena. Get your facts straight phone arena gg

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 22:41

6. bkzebraphone (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

Oh wooooow! Lol

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