Sony has been trying to make a splash on the US market for quite a while now, unfortunately without much success. The Sony Xperia Ion and the Xperia TL have found a home at AT&T, but failed to generate a lot of interest (in all fairness they didn’t get the marketing push they probably deserved).
We were hoping that things will change with the Sony Xperia Z. But here we are, roughly 4 months after the handest’s launch, and you still can’t get your hands on a subsidized Xperia Z (in the United Staes, of course). Fortunately for those of you still willing to buy Sony’s latest flagship, things are about to change (pretty soon, judging by the latest developments).
If the fact that, at the beginning of May, we stumbled on an Xperia Z FCC filing which included a T-Mobile branded User Manual, didn’t manage to convince you that the Z will arrive on the Magenta carrier, we recently stubled on something much much better. Join us after the break for more.
Today we stumbled on probably the most solid piece of evidence indicating that the Xperia Z will soon arrive at T-Mobile. The support section of the carrier’s website currently shows a long list of Xperia Z documents – everything a new customer needs to know in order to get the most out of its newly acquired handset.
Unfortunately, these are still private (even if you log in you cannot open them), but their presence is a clear indicator that the Sony Xperia Z will become available pretty soon.
Last week, during D11, Sony’s CEO (Kaz Hirai) announced that the Xperia Z will arrive in the States “very soon”, with carrier support. I guess, “very soon” actually means “very soon” (not like in other cases when it mean more like “several months”).
What do you guys think? Are you interested in buying a T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z? If priced competitively, will it be more attractive than the HTC One or Galaxy S4? Let us know in the comments section.
Thanks Marty for the tip!