American buyers know that Sony doesn’t have a major presence here in the States anymore. Even if we do want one of the OEM’s devices, say the Xperia Z2 for example, we have to wait months upon months before having even limited access on carriers through exclusivity deals. As a consumer, it blows.
Thanks to new information courtesy of PhoneArena, there is reason to hope that a launch is just around the corner. A screenshot of a Verizon employee training module shows an online course for the Xperia Z2. That’s a far cry from confirmation, but could be a sign that an announcement is imminent. (more…)
Amazon is hosting one of their regular flash memory sales today, where they have slashed prices on micro SD cards, regular SD cards, and flash drives by up to 70% off. Sony is featured in today’s deal, which is a little different than normal, since we typically just see SanDisk and Samsung.
So you can grab 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 cards $8.99, $15.99, and $32.99, respectively. Those are insanely low prices.
The US market may not be Sony’s priority, but mounting evidence suggests the Xperia Z2 may make its way to at least one stateside carrier in Q4. Press images of a Verizon-branded variant of the Z2 showed up twice on Sony’s website last month, and despite vehement denials by company spokespeople, @evleaks revealed yesterday that the Z2 may launch on Big Red as the Sony Sirius Viv (D6503). (more…)
If you were disappointed that the pre-order page for Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet lacked any mention of US carrier support, fret not, as leaker extraordinaire @evleaks has released images of a Z2 variant with Verizon branding. Presumably, once it passes “certification,” we can expect the LTE version of the tablet to support Big Red’s bands. (more…)
Yesterday, Sony was teasing us with an announcement of an upcoming device, promising that it was going to be “the next big thing.” Apparently, Sony had its announcement already queued up, because this morning, the new Xperia T3 was announced. The Xperia T3 is an incredibly thin 5.3″ device, coming with what will be seen as mid-range specs, but it’s not all bad. (more…)