Well, this is unexpected. Sony’s online US Store only started accepting pre-orders for the Xperia ZL yesterday and shipping is already underway.
Earlier today a security exploit for the Xperia Z showed up, allowing unwanted users to bypass your lock screen. There’s no word from Sony yet on when this problem will be addressed.
After a few attempts at cracking the tablet market that could only be described as quirky and eccentric, Sony seems ready to hit its first home run with the Xperia Tablet Z.
Out already in countries like India, Russia and Australia, Sony’s Xperia ZL is ready to take things to the next level. The North American level, that is, where only the mightiest can succeed.
Sony seems to have a really big hassle on its hands, with (way too) many Xperia Z users reporting their phones are suddenly and out of nowhere dropping dead.
I know, you all want the almighty Xperia Z and feel like going for the ZL would mean making a compromise. But if you look closer at the ZL and decide it’s the very close next best thing, you’ll be psyched to hear the thing is due out in Canada on April 2.
You know how we’ve been looking for an Android-based “iPad killer” for the past couple of years only to find no 10-incher capable of dethroning the “enemy”? We’re not sure if we can call Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z the first real iPad killer yet, but it’s definitely close enough.
With the Xperia Z hoping to propel Sony into the top dogs of the smartphone market, we pit it against a couple other phones that once held that role.
Released in India, Russia and Australia already, the Sony Xperia ZL is due out in Canada and the US soon. Both pricing and release dates have been kept under wraps so far, but the first pieces of the puzzle are today falling into place.
We used our time with the Galaxy S4 to see how the new handset compares against other Anrdoid phones, and whether it can outpace Apple and Blackberry flagship smartphones.