without 4G LTE connectivity. Yeah, we're sorry too. The phone will hook up to the HSPA+ pipeline belonging to AT&T and T-Mobile. Eventually, T-Mobile is expected to get an exclusive on the LTE enabled version of the phone.
If LTE is a deal breaker for you, you can take advantage of the price cut that Sony has just instituted on the Sony Xperia ZL. Although it does not feature the water and dust proofing, it is the most compact of the 5 inch FHD handsets meaning that the screen covers 75% of the phone's front surface. With a price cut from $759.99 to $629.99, the Sony Xperia ZL is compatible with some North American LTE bands. Right now, the model is available directly from Sony in red only, with both the black and white versions expected later. But online retailer Newegg not only is selling the Sony Xperia ZL for $20 cheaper, it also has all three colors available now.
source: SonyStoreU.S. via XperiaBlog, Engadget
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finaly but might be too late
posted on May 06, 2013, 12:12 AM 4
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late is never an option to sony!!! hahahaha
posted on May 06, 2013, 2:35 AM 0
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FInally Sony? You're too slow! But never mind, at least the phone has arrived to the U.S. .
posted on May 06, 2013, 12:35 AM 6
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yeah, this is the worst part of their strategy. they easily loose their share in US.
posted on May 06, 2013, 12:39 AM 9
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Yeah, it sure looks like another opportunity lost for Sony. Even AT&T is well along with their LTE implementation. Why Sony chose to save maybe $10 in cost on LTE capability, is beyond me. Too many other good phones sucking the oxygen out of the room for Sony right now.
posted on May 06, 2013, 1:50 AM 2
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hahahaha poor sony :)
posted on May 06, 2013, 1:46 AM 1
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Honestly I don't see what the problem is. The Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE either. Right now they are the same price, & basically identical (Z & ZL). So just decide if you want LTE (ZL) or water/dust proof with a extra hour of battery life (Z).
posted on May 06, 2013, 8:21 AM 1
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