It’s been already a couple of weeks since the launch of both the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL at CES in Las Vegas, and still no US carriers have confirmed their adoption of either. Kind of ironic if you consider the fact that Sony chose the US to launch their new handsets and not MWC in Barcelona as everybody else does.
Other than on AT&T, it’s always hard to see a Sony handset reach US shores, but leaked photos could prove a complete change in the way Sony does business in the US. These photos are of a Sony Xperia Z with T-Mobile branding at the bottom, which could mean that you might be close to getting one on any of T-Mobile’s new “no commitment” plans.
Sadly, all we could find was a photo, and if you know a bit about how the Sony Xperia Z is distributed, you’ll know that’s not necessarily good if you plan to get one and use it on other carriers. There are two separate models of the Xperia Z and three of the Xperia ZL. Unlike the iPhone 5 or Galaxy Note II that work almost everywhere, the Xperia Z doesn’t, so we’ll see if this is a third model of the Z or just one of the two we know about. Sadly, no news on the Xperia ZL just yet, but we’ll keep you posted.