Sony Xperia Z

T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

Having a deal such as the one T-Mobile is running starting this month, one that offers smart devices for "zero down" before charging a certain amount of cash each month should raise red flags for the average consumer. It did for SlashGear, and here we're going in to take a closer look at a few key devices - and their prices - before and after that discount takes effect. What this means for the consumer is more than just one cost here or there; it's about clarity.

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Sony Xperia Honami reboots the Z in leaked phablet images

Sony Xperia Honami reboots the Z in leaked phablet images

If you'd been expecting the larger-than-life Sony Xperia Z upgrade code-named "Honami" disappear any time soon, you're in for a surprise. What we're seeing today are the most legitimate-looking images of the device that'll sit aside the Sony Xperia Z Ultra for size, here coming in with a black rim and that same lovely circular power button that makes the Z feel premium. Now we've just got to have a chat about the return of the full-glass-back.

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T-Mobile Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 launching (pre-order) this week

T-Mobile Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 launching (pre-order) this week

Two of the most powerful smartphones ever offered by their respective manufacturers are headed to T-Mobile this week for users hoping to pre-order and get in on the action as soon as possible. One runs Android - that's the Sony Xperia Z, coming in both black and a rather unique purple version. The other works with Windows Phone 8 - that's the Nokia Lumia 925, the newest in a line of large-display-toting hero phones from the company birthed for Microsoft's software all the way back in 2012 with the Nokia Lumia 920 - here in 2013 it's time to get and go metal.

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Review

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Review

Sony's Xperia Z has been a sleeper agent of sorts: launched to great fanfare at CES in January, overshadowed by the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One at launch, and yet grabbing upgrade sales from under Samsung's nose in Europe. Not bad for a company once written off in smartphones, and now Sony is hoping to repeat that success in the US, with a launch on T-Mobile USA. Does the waterproof Xperia Z do enough to distract from the heated US mobile market? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z available July 16th (or today) from either company

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z available July 16th (or today) from either company

It's not secret that the T-Mobile Xperia Z will be appearing soon - today T-Mobile made clear that they'd be delivering the machine on pre-order as imminently as the 16th of this month. What wasn't known until today was the cost structure for this machine. While T-Mobile's relatively new month-to-month payment plans stand here, the device itself will also be able to be purchased straight from Sony with a variety of different plans.

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Sony Honami appears again as hero Z reboot

Sony Honami appears again as hero Z reboot

When you've got a device on the market that the public appears to take interest in, especially when you're making smartphones, it's become the trend to stick with that excellence as much as possible rather than coming clean with a whole new machine each season. What Sony appears to be doing with the device code-named "Honami". This device appears to be bringing on many of the key elements of the Sony Xperia Z in a package that's ever-so-slightly modified in its construction technique.

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Samsung’s Apple obsession must change as Sony grabs apathetic upgraders

Samsung’s Apple obsession must change as Sony grabs apathetic upgraders

Samsung will need to shift from relentlessly chasing Apple to simultaneously defending its smartphone userbase, analysts have warned, with the Korean company facing an unexpected challenge from Sony in what has so far been a European stronghold. Samsung devices now make up almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech figures, the Telegraph reports, but Sony's Xperia Z mounted a surprise attack of sorts, with a significant percentage of Samsung Galaxy S II owners opting to upgrade to Sony's flagship in the UK, rather than the Galaxy S 4.

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