RIP: Sony Confirms Xperia Z Line of Phones is Dead

Earlier this week, Sony announced a new lineup of Xperia X devices that would hit the US. More interestingly, the company confirmed this morning that the Xperia Z line of devices is now no more. In a statement, Sony states that the Xperia Z line has “reached its culmination” and that the Xperia X line represents a “new chapter” of the company’s product strategy.  (more…)

T-Mobile Announces “JUMP!” as New Phone Upgrade Policy, Lights Up 116th LTE Market, Intros Sony Xperia Z

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T-Mobile is still on stage in New York at the time of writing this, unveiling all sorts of new company initiatives, but since the press release for it all has already gone live, let’s talk about it. We’ve got four big things to discuss:  their new JUMP! phone upgrade policy, the launch of their 116th 4G LTE market, a new family option, and the release of the Sony Xperia Z on their network.  (more…)

Sony Announces the Xperia Z Ultra: 6.4-inch 1080p Display, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800, 8MP Camera, LTE, and More


Late last night, Sony made the Xperia Z Ultra official. Formerly known as the “Togari,” the Xperia Z Ultra is a massive smartphone (not a tablet) with an extremely large 6.4-inch 1080p display. It also runs the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, carries an 8MP camera, 4G LTE, Android 4.2, and 3000mAh battery all wrapped into a body that is just 6.5mm thick and waterproof.

The Xperia Z Ultra will launch globally in Q3 of this year, though specific markets were not announced.  (more…)

Sony Xperia Z Finally Coming to The States Exclusive to T-Mobile, Sign-Ups Live Now

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We have been waiting to hear news about the U.S. arrival of the Sony Xperia Z since CES, where we spent some hands-on time with and generally came ahead with positive thoughts. Unfortunately, today’s news is that Sony’s newest flagship is going to be a T-Mobile exclusive when it finally launches. We weren’t given an exact time, but sign-ups for the launch in “the coming weeks” are live right now.  (more…)

Sony Xperia Z Will Offer the Closest Thing to a True “Nexus Experience” Should It Launch


Is Sony preparing to launch their flagship Xperia Z as a “Nexus experience” device through Google Play along with HTC and Samsung? According to two reports this week, that is indeed the case. Both reports claim that it will arrive this summer, though one mentioned July as a possibility. Like the “Nexus experience” devices from Samsung and HTC, the Xperia Z will also be sold through Google Play, run stock Android, receive updates in a timely manner just like both of those devices, and will run on AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the U.S.  (more…)