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We're still waiting for hard facts on pricing and release date for the newly announced Sony Xperia Z, but at least one carrier in Germany, O2, is committing to carrying it. The handset has shown up on the O2 Germany website with an expected release window of "February," but no specific timing other than that is available at this time. There's also no pricing, and your only option is to make a reservation price-unseen.

One interesting thing to note is that as one of Germany's LTE carriers, its version of the Xperia Z will have LTE support on-board, provided you're willing to pay the extra tariff to have the faster data speeds. Extra connectivity options aside, this is looking like the same device we've seen before, in the same black and white color options. Eager Germans among us can head to the source link and reserve one, again price-unseen, if you know that the Xperia Z is the device for you.

Source: O2 Germany; Thanks, Dhatam!

 
There are 10 comments

mcgowan398 says:

pretty sweet

willizen says:

I really hope this phone comes to sprint. I won't be getting a new phone for a while, but I would jump all over this phone's successor.

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MrLadoodle says:

Sony left the CDMA market.

Jayshmay says:

@ willizen,... WHEN was the last time Sprint carried
a Sony handset???

misterfan says:

Do you believe a new deal is not possible between Sony and other major carriers here in the USA?

The SonyEricsson T608 was released,VERY briefly, on Sprint in 2004. The phone had huge issues and was dropped very quickly as SE left the CDMA market.

dhatam says:

Yayy, I can't wait myself ;)

jonoave says:

I've to say I'm learning a lot of new things of the mobile system in US since I started here on Android Central. Sorry but I think it's quite silly.

This is the first time I heard how mobile phone brands are tied to carriers, and carriers "rebrand" mobile phones and control updates. Guess I'm just used to the old model of featurephones and which is still the current model in most parts of the world - pick a phone you want, then a carrier. Changing phones? No problem - just stick your old SIM into the new phone.

Kajsmir says:

Xperia Z expected to ship on 22.2.2013 (slovakia, 605.99€, no contract)
http://www.mp3.sk/sony-xperia-z-c6603-android-os-black-p-210196.html