T-Mobile Announces Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 925 Availablity And Pricing

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T-Mobile’s LTE lineup expands yet again today with the news that the Sony Xperia Z is now available direct from Sony stores and on July 17th direct from T-Mobile.

Xperia® Z from Sony. T-Mobile will be the exclusive U.S. wireless company to offer Sony’s flagship water-resistant Android(TM)-powered smartphone to customers this summer.2 The Xperia Z will be available for $99.99 down, with 24 equal monthly device payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0 percent APR on approved credit3 through T-Mobile retail stores and select retailers, as well as online at http://www.T-Mobile.com starting July 17. On July 16, customers can also pre-order the device online from the same website and receive a free Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker gift with purchase (while supplies last). Customers may also purchase the device beginning today at any of the 38 U.S. Sony Store locations, including the flagship store in New York, or online at www.Sony.com/xperiaz/tmobile and will be eligible to receive the free Sony speaker as a gift with purchase (while supplies last).

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How about the arrival of the Lumia 925, T-Mobile’s first “true” flagship Windows Phone 8 device? How about July 17th as well for $49.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers.

Nokia Lumia 925. Also starting July 17, T-Mobile’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone will be available for $49.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0 percent APR on approved credit3 through T-Mobile retail stores and select retailers, as well as online at http://www.T-Mobile.com.

 

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  • best

    woot, Xperia Z!

  • S. Ali

    6 month old phone with last generation CPU. Lame.

    • aLdo

      VIDEO RECORDING IN HDR MODE IS NOT LAST YEAR..LOL

    • Moses JC

      1.5 ghz quad-core processor 13mp camera 1080 p….. Last year’s specs okay

      • kalel33

        The S600 is a much better processor and GPU is much better on new chip. Clock speeds aren’t the end all indicator of a processor.

        • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kiratron Mega

          Are you trying to play Crysis on your phones?

        • kalel33

          You never buy a computer on what it does today but that it’s capable in the future. If you’re fine for only have tech that works today and is slower in the future then by all means, buy old tech. I could buy a 3 year old computer that run today’s games but people build/buy computers to play games/software that will come out in the future. There’s a word for it, it’s called “future proofing”. I figured I’d tell you about it since it sounds like nobody has ever filled you in.

          They had to cut corners somewhere and they did it in the LCD screen, battery, and processor. It’s not cheap building phone that can be dropped in water and be fine. It’s great for what it is but it’s not on the same level as the One or S4. It’s in a different category.

        • Ordeith

          Can’t they spend $10 and just coat the electronics in Never Wet before assembly? I think this would be a better option.

        • kalel33

          If that worked then every OEM would be doing it but there must be an issue with doing that.

        • BlackJu

          I 100% disagree with this as it pertains to phones. Buy your phone for what it does today. Future capabilities are just a bonus. If you count on them, you will be disappointed.

        • kalel33

          Then you’re in the minority, because people hit that button to update the OS to get future capabilities and those future capabilities work better on better hardware. The S600 runs Jellybean faster and better than the S4 Pro.

  • Marc Klein

    Actually the SONY site still has it as coming soon

    • aLdo

      NO ITS OUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY FIND IT ONLINE MY FRIEND HAS ONE ALREADY LLOL. THATS TMOBILE VERSION THAT COMMING SOON. YOU CAN USE THE UNLOCKED VERSION. WHICH IS OUT.

      http://www.ebay.com/

      • Marc Klein

        That’s the European one genius

      • thepanttherlady

        Removed link to specific posting. No selling on this site.

        Model C6602 has been available for some time through Sony or other retailers/sites but doesn’t support T-Mobile’s LTE bands.

        • jonathan3579

          Have you seen the disappointing news that the Z is being launched with 4.1 despite our conversation a couple weeks back? :(

          I’ve seen several reports on different sites. Sigh…

        • thepanttherlady

          Really? Interesting because the specs on Sony’s page used to say 4.2. I don’t know if it’s my browser or what but the specs aren’t coming up for me.

          I haven’t been following the XZ because I’m already using it and just got tired of waiting for T-Mo to get their act together on this. I have my eye on the Honami i1 right now. We’ll see. :)

        • kalel33

          T-mobile’s page states 4.1

  • D_Wall__

    Excited about the Nokia 925!

  • aLdo

    Nope nothing wrong

  • sahib102 .

    Good stuff more windows phone ! Yay :) to bad I already have the 810 but I’m still excited for 925 :)

  • kalel33

    Xperia Z is the best weather resistant phone on the market but it’s screen, battery life, and processor put it below the other big boys, but the others can’t be dropped into a sink of water and be fine, like the Xperia Z can.

    • g2a5b0e

      S4 Active.

      • kalel33

        Forgot about the S4 Active. Rephrase. The Xperia Z is the best weather resistant phone on T-mobile.

        • g2a5b0e

          Correction accepted.

  • aLdo

    Blah blah ?

  • aLdo

    I dont want it ill stick to my note 2. Z is only good for people who drop there phone is toilets. Lmao. I had over 15 differents phonevand never broke or WET one.

    • Richard

      Thats kinda dumb just because you never wet a phone doesnt mean other people havent wet there phone. ,And not everyone drops there phone ina toilet i know people who fell in pool by accident or because someone pushed them and messed up there phones or someone who was drunk and dropped there phone in there drink.(happend to me) dropped my s3 in my beer . So not everyone drops there phone in a toilet.

    • steveb944

      I put my phone through a washer and partial dryer cycle. Granted it worked fine afterwards but not everyone can be as lucky.

    • kalel33

      27% of people have dropped their phone in the toilet at one time or another. There was a massive survey on it a few years ago.

    • thepanttherlady

      It started raining a little this morning on my way into work. I didn’t have to put my phone away to avoid it getting wet. :)

  • aLdo

    Its ok just carry rice next time. Have a good day.

  • Ordeith

    Finally! 925 here I come.
    I just wish T-Mobile had given us a 32GB option.

    • GwapoAko

      SO it is only 16 GB?

      • Ordeith

        It is.
        Nokia makes a 32GB model of the 925, but T-Mobile in their infinite ability to shoot themselves in the foot have chosen not to provide it.

        • GwapoAko

          Thanks!

        • aussiedog61

          And no color options as well. I was willing to settle for 16GB as long as I could get the black version. Why go cheap on a phone when I am paying full price for it anyway? The 1020 on AT&T is calling me even louder now. It’s nice to be off contract.

        • Alex Zapata

          Didn’t Vodafone get the 32GB as an exclusive or does that not apply in the U.S.?

        • aussiedog61

          It’s hard to say. When the 920 came out, it was an exclusive to AT&T in the States for six months, but was sold to the rest of the world at the same time. Who knows how this stuff works nowadays. Personally I think that TMO just cheaped out on this. They used to take care of people that chose Windows as their OS and supported it with timely updates, but now they’re all about Android it seems. I get that it’s business and they are looking at their bottom line, but I have to make a choice if I want to stick with a carrier that isn’t willing to be committed and fully support Windows Phone as AT&T is currently.

  • Jaive

    Does anybody know if the xperia z is going to support wifi calling?

    • Joey

      Yes it will support WIFI calling. :)

      • Jaive

        Yeah it’s true. Just googled “Sony Xperia Z tmobile wifi calling” and it took me to a official tmobile page :) if it didn’t have wifi calling I wasn’t going to buy it.

  • Joey

    If I preorder the Sony Xperia will I be able to pick it up at a t-mobile store??

    • Jaive

      No, but I called in a store and they said they can put your name and number on a list and call you when they get them in store. But TBH I hate going into tmobile stores. Every things is a pain in the rear. Going to pre order minen online even if that mean waiting an extras 2 days to get it then to deal with idiots at the store.

  • colonelcasey

    I wonder if the Nokia 925 will be available on-contract and how much it would cost. I fall into the camp that doesn’t really benefit much from the new Uncarrier plans.

    • TechHog

      You’ll have no choice but to switch by next year anyway. You might as well get it over with. :/

      • colonelcasey

        What’s happening next year? My original contract just ended this week so I’m free to do what I want. I would prefer a contract extension of my current plan (500 mins/unlimited text/2GB data for $60) and the Nokia 925 rather than paying for a an Uncarrier plan with unlimited minutes, which I won’t even use. For a similar amount of data, I’d have to pay $60/month for the Uncarrier plan PLUS the $20/month EIP.

        • TechHog

          Let me rephrase. After next year, you won’t be able to extend your contract. So, this is going to be the last phone you buy with a contract on T-Mobile… Unless Dish buys them, in which case contracts will return and prices will increase.

        • joey

          single line with 2.5GB and unlimited talk and text is only $60 total which more than covers what you have now for the same price.

        • colonelcasey

          Doesn’t include the cost of the phone, which is an extra $20/month. My classic plan is only $60/month now and includes a phone subsidy. I don’t need rhe unlimited minutes. Can barely use more than 50 a month right now.

    • riopato

      There is no more contracts and yes you don’t have a choice. You can’t even leave early unless you want to pay for any for an etf (because you are in a contract! Oh the irony). You can switch to the new uncarrier plans early but here’s the catch, you still have to finish the same amount of months that you was originally under contract!
      I can’t see why T-Mobile can’t honor customers who are in contract, one last time subsidized pricing before being forced to go on the new plans! This shows how much this company has changed for the worst.

      • colonelcasey

        It’s my understanding that contracts are still offered if you go to a third-party seller, such as Best Buy.

    • Alex Zapata

      Go to Best Buy?

      • colonelcasey

        Yeah I thought of that but they’ll probably take weeks just to stock the phone.

        • john

          Call tmobile and they will explain your situation. For me since I have a 5gb data plan I pay the down payment and then 5$ a month for 24 months (20-15$ data plan credit). And I still keep my contract

  • Alex

    Hey David are you going to go through a Windows Phone 30 day challenge? I remember the android one last summer.

    • ComplexBread

      This will definitely be a challenge if he uses a lot of apps. I’m interested though to see him take on the challenge :)

  • DR

    Talk about stealing thunder? Nokia Lumia 925 (announced several months ago) no longer looks like a flagship compared to the Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel camera and twice the RAM coming out on AT&T just TWO WEEKS after the 925 is released on TMo. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving my Lumia 521 and very happy with TMo overall, but I switched from AT&T to TMo 6 months ago because of value, not to upgrade to the latest and greatest with this new JUMP program. TMo, if you’re listening, you need a Windows Phone answer to the Lumia 1020 and you need it fast. Any techie Windows Phone fans who like the latest and greatest who were considering switching from AT&T to TMo might be having second thoughts when you take months to bring what turns out to be a 2nd tier Windows Phone to market by the time it’s released!

    • colonelcasey

      You can’t do much about it while OEMs and carriers dick around with carrier-exclusive phones. It’ll probably be like the 920…exclusive for a while and then variants will come out for other carriers.

      • DR

        But the Lumia 925 IS TMo’s exclusive. They just waited months too long and are back to playing catch up with Windows Phone.

  • g2a5b0e

    Actually, you were second, yet still, no one cares.

  • aLdo

    yET I CARE aND i WASNT REFERING TO POST bUT aCTUALLY HAVEING THE pHONE …

  • g2a5b0e

    I think there’s something wrong with your caps lock button. You might wanna have that looked at.

  • kalel33

    The phone’s been out for 6 months, so I doubt you are anywhere near the first person to get one.