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

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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Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

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

7. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

blame Canada

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

2. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

8. Derekjeter

Posts: 1489; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

3. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Perhaps u guys will get z3 not the z2

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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 :)

5. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

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

6. bkzebraphone

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Oh wooooow! Lol

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