Sony Xperia Z2 North American release plans start coming together


April is here, and that means that the Sony Xperia Z2, announced back at MWC 2014 in February, is getting ready to go up for sale. Much of our coverage of this phone lately has focused on rumors of delays and shortages, and while Sony has since confirmed that demand for the Z2 is indeed likely to exceed supply, the phone will still be available this month, even if in limited numbers. At least, that’s to be the case in the UK; what can we expect from the Z2 over on this side of the pond? That story is slowly coming together, as North American carriers begin preparing to welcome the Xperia Z2 to their lineups.

Bad news first: we still don’t have any US update on when carriers here might start showing the Z2 some love. Instead, today’s news comes to us from the great white north, where Canadian carrier Bell has just announced its own interest in the Z2. Bell will have a Canadian exclusive on the phone, with sales beginning sometime in May.

Does this mean that we might hope to see a US carrier follow in Bell’s footsteps? T-Mobile has shown a good deal of support for Sony in the past, and it’s probably the most likely candidate for a US home for the Z2. And while we haven’t heard anything specifically to make us think AT&T might interested, the right band support is sure in place, should the carrier consider going down that path.

Source: Sony
Via: Engadget

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