Sony Xperia ZL to launch in US May 1st, Cincinnati Bell is first carrier


Though up for pre-order as an unlocked option, news about carrier partnerships for the Sony Xperia ZL has been scarce. Today, Cincinnati Bell has announced that it will be the first US carrier to offer the phone with subsidized pricing. While the carrier is asking $250 for the phone along with a signature on a new two-year contract, it sure beats the $760 Sony is asking up front.

As a refresher, the Sony Xperia ZL features a 1080p 5-inch display, 13MP camera,Snapdragon S4 quad-core processing, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Availability begins May 1st. There is currently no word if any other carriers plan to stock the handset.


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  1. Is there a snowball’s chance of there being a CDMA version of this phone?

    1. don’t count on it…

  2. Cincinnati Bell is their choice for stepping into the big boys market? I thought Sony said that they were serious about becoming a leader in the Android smartphone market. I think the XZ is a beautiful device but Sony has done worse than HTC with snubbing the US (since January!).

  3. Wow may 1st, sony sure shows up in party late. This phone has started pre-order since early March. Who loves 2 months of wait time for a preorder?

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