In June of this year, Sony made the Xperia Z4v, a slightly upgraded version of its Z4, official for Verizon Wireless. The company announced that it planned on launching the handset for the Big Red carrier sometime in the summer months, marking a pretty big bet on the U.S. with a strong flagship to draw some attention.
In July, Sony appeared to confirm that the Xperia Z4v would launch on Verizon beginning August 13. For anyone that was excited to get their hands on the device, a date had been circled…and subsequently missed. Now entrenched in October, Verizon has announced that it will no longer launch the Xperia Z4v. As far as the reasoning, it’s been whittled down to “technical difficulties” in bringing the handset to retail.
Unfortunately, no other information was provided.
For its part, Verizon does say that it will continue to work with Sony moving forward, and that the company is a strategic partner for the wireless carrier. It just won’t support it with the Xperia Z4v:
“Verizon will no longer be launching Xperia Z4v, however we are committed to supporting Sony Mobile’s product portfolio and will support existing products. Sony is a strategic partner as we continue having ongoing discussions together as part of our future portfolio.”
Were you looking forward to the Xperia Z4v?