Although it hasn’t been released globally, early signs show that Sony has a bona fide hit on their hands with the Xperia Z. No less than 140,000 units of the flagship device were sold in the phone maker’s home country in the first week alone, and it sold out in France in one day.
Wondering when it’ll be your turn? It looks like you’ll be seeing the Sony Xperia Z arriving in your country soon.
As announced at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Sony’s Kaz Hirai said the company is now rolling out the Xperia Z in more stores worldwide starting today. The phone will hit 60 markets this week via 140 sales channels.
Unfortunately, Sony didn’t mention the list of countries that will be getting the Xperia Z before the start of the new month, but hopefully we’ll hear something more specific in the coming days. In the mean time, you can always check your local shop to see if it already has stock of the smartphone.
Here’s a quick roundup of its availability: the Xperia Z has gone on sale in Russia a couple of days ago and it should be hitting retailers in Spain today. Folks in Germany and Sweden should already be sporting the handset as well. Meanwhile, those in Australia can expect to grab the Xperia Z in mid-March, though the date might be moved up.
Can’t wait to scratch your Xperia Z itch? Got some scoop on its availability in your country? Let us know in the comments below.[press] February 25th 2013 0930 CET, BARCELONA – At Mobile World Congress, Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced that Xperia Tablet Z – the slimmest* and lightest** 10.1″ water resistant tablet available – will launch globally in Q2 calendar 2013. Additionally, Sony’s flagship smartphone, Xperia Z will roll out in stores worldwide from today. Since it was announced in January, Xperia Z has won 13 awards and received the widest ranging of any Sony smartphone to date with 140 sales channels in 60 markets across the globe. Both products combine premium specifications with the best of Sony technology, entertainment, design and connectivity.