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Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 launch in the United States

News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 15, 2013.

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Sony Xperia Z1
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Most of Sony's recent smartphones have so far been available only in Europe and Asia, which is not surprising given CEO Kaz Hirai's recent comments. Beginning today, consumers in the U.S. can finally get their hands on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia Z1.

Sony has begun selling two of its most recently announced smartphones as unlocked devices. Customers can now purchase the smartphone-meets-tablet Xperia Z Ultra for $649.99 for HSPA+ or $679.99 to get an LTE-compatible version. The Xperia Z1 is available for $669.99 with HSPA+ connectivity.

It's possible that a carrier might offer the phones under the traditional contract model; T-Mobile has been rumored as the U.S. destination for the Sony Xperia Z1. Americans too eager to get a new phone or wait on rumors to pan out can head to a Sony Store or visit Sony.com to purchase either device.

The Xperia Z1 Ultra is compatible with the following bands:
- UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII) 2100 (Band I) MHz, 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV)
- GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- LTE Bands 1,2,4,5,7,8,17

The Xperia Z1 is compatible with the following bands:
- UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
- GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

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