Jul 16 AT 4:21 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

T-Mobile opens pre-orders for Sony Xperia Z, available tomorrow with free Bluetooth speaker

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The Sony Xperia Z has finally made it stateside, and it’s being released tomorrow! T-Mobile has opened up pre-orders for the device along with a special deal. If you order the device online today, you’ll get a free Sony Bluetooth speaker with your brand new phone.

The Xperia Z will be launching with T-Mobile’s new payment plans. It’ll have a $99 down payment and monthly payments of $20 for 24 months, standard fare for T-Mo. You’ll have a choice of black and a limited purple color, too.

Starting today, July 16, T-Mobile customers can now pre-order the Xperia Z from Sony at http://www.T-Mobile.com and receive a free Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker gift with purchase (while supplies last). The Xperia Z will be available in black and a limited-time only purple version (while supplies last) for $99.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0% APR O.A.C. The smartphone will be available nationwide on July 17 at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers and online athttp://www.T-Mobile.com.

The device was released five months ago with a now aging Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core chip. However, it still retains the modern 5-inch 1080p display (with the Bravia engine) and 13MP camera. It’s still a very competent device, and being water resistant and dust proof, it’ll last you a very long time (as long as you don’t manage to shatter the rear glass).

Though this device was released late, would you still buy one? Will you soon be the proud owner of a Sony Xperia Z on the re-invented T-Mobile network? Leave a comment!

Source: TmoNews

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Apakhumhe Michael

    Nix one

  • James Roots

    I would have bought this phone in a heartbeat if it came to Verizon.

    Sadly, as a truck driver with the grandfatherd unlimited plan and coverage from Verizon, this phone will be forever out of reach. I just wish Verizon would stop pushing their own brands and let mmanufacturers sell their phone as.

    • vforvortex

      Which phone are you leaning towards next for verizon? Moto X, one of the Droid Maxx (phone with alleged 48hr battery life)?

  • James Roots

    I want the rumored HTC T6, basically a large HTC ONE. if it comes to Verizon. If not, Moto X, then The DROIDS.

    But I am going to wait and see what kind of price points the new Verizon Edge upgrade plan will have. Or even if it will apply to unlimited data plans.

  • Robert Frieder

    Already ordered, picking up the black one tomorrow from T Mobile…leaving Verizon, im tired of waiting on phones and paying over 200 a month for limited data

    • donger

      Good choice.

  • Co1e

    Another once exciting phone that took too long to arrive.

  • thel0nerang3r

    I’ll probably switch to Tmobile for the Xperia Z ultra.

  • tom

    Locked bootloader & SIM…WTF!?! Don’t bother with this, get an international unlocked version. Don’t support these carriers that keep locking bootloaders and especially SIM’s. Holy crap T-Mobile who do you think you are Verizon? FAIL!

    • MadJoe

      Tom, the bootloader is locked due to the and Bravia Engine. A quick search and you can find a very easy bootloader unlock tool, so it’s no big deal. It’s when they enable S-on and make it almost impossible to unlock the bootloader, like HTC, that should make you angry.

      • tom

        You are incorrect… The bootloader is locked straight from T-mobile as this has been confirmed, nothing to do with bravia engine. A quick search will be of no help. The TMO C6606 model has no boot unlock exploit and cannot be unlocked through their sony dev website like the other models. I have the HTC One also dev edition and it came booloader unlocked… At least they gave us the option right? As far as S-on you can still unlock bootloaders and flash away however impossible to flash radios and creates issues with kernels. Bottom line dont support phones or carriers that are locked down! We need to adopt the European model with eveything unlocked giving the consumer freedom of choice. BTW, I have the Xperia Z C6602 and absolutely love it, easy to play with and hack on. In its stock form its decent as well.

  • rob

    Sony..always one step behind the competition.