Last June, Verizon announced that a certain Sony Xperia Z4v smartphone would be landing on the country's shores sometime by August. That month has come and gone with no word, whisper, or even shadow of the strange beast. And now we know why. Updating its announcement, Verizon reveals that they are scrapping the Verizon-exclusive Sony smartphone completely. But that is probably for the best. Considering what the Xperia Z4v is based on, it might have done the carrier more harm than good if it pushed through.