Water resistant and new stand-out Sony design
Full HD 5" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for super
brightness and clarity, perfect for Bell Mobile TV
TORONTO AND MONTREAL, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Sony Mobile Communications
("Sony Mobile") and Bell today announced the highly anticipated
flagship water-resistant Android smartphone, Xperia Z - launching later
this month exclusively with Bell Mobility.
Xperia Z has all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone
plus water-resistance to handle whatever life throws at you. Precision
engineered with premium materials, Xperia Z has a unique design with
subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides.
Despite its slim 7.9mm body, Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered
glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back, as well as the
highest levels of dust and water resistance*** (IP55 and IP57) found in a premium smartphone.
"With Xperia Z, we are thrilled to bring a breakthrough superphone to
Bell in Canada," said Tim Hernquist, Vice President of Marketing for
North America, Sony Mobile Communications. "The Xperia Z brings over
half a century of Sony innovation to a superphone for an experience
that truly stands out."
"With its amazing durability, Xperia Z raises the bar for superphones
and Bell is proud to be the exclusive Canadian carrier of this
innovative and much anticipated mobile device," said Adel Bazerghi,
Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility. "Combined with the
largest LTE network and Bell's Mobile TV, which includes more than 30
news, entertainment and sports channels, Bell and Sony are making the
mobile experience even better."
Intelligent Sony Technology
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. Xperia Z's razor-sharp
Reality Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, brings Sony's
long-standing TV expertise to the smartphone and delivers an immersive
viewing experience with super brightness and clarity. Xperia Z shares
capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for
mobile, the world's first image sensor with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
video for smartphones. HDR technology gives clear images against strong
backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos
whatever the conditions.
Xperia Z also includes Battery STAMINA Mode, which can improve the
standby time by four times or more* by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the
screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.
Discover, enjoy and share entertainment with Sony's media applications
and One-touch functions
Sony media applications offer a consistent entertainment experience
across a range of Sony devices. Preloaded on Xperia Z, the "WALKMAN",
Album and Movies apps enable discovery of online and offline content
through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that
content. The "WALKMAN" application provides access to all your
downloaded music, a library of 18 million songs to explore from Music
Unlimited and Facebook social integration. The Movies application gives
consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from Video
Unlimited while the Album application enables easy access to Facebook
friends' photos as well as browsing photos by location.**
One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and
videos from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices,
including speakers, headphones and TVs.
Key features for Xperia Z
5" 1080 x 1920p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video, Superior
Auto and Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor sharp pictures
and videos in any conditions
Water and dust resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass display
1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM
Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least 4 times
Available in black, white and purple
Sony Xperia Z will be available across Canada exclusively from Bell
Mobility later this month at Sony and Bell stores, The Source locations
as well as many select retailers, online or by calling 1-888-4MOBILE.
To learn more and pre-register, please visit Bell.ca/XperiaZ
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Follow up on Twitter: @SonyXperiaCA
* Based on testing done with default settings, default accounts and
applications for Skype™ and Twitter downloaded to the phone. The more
applications installed, the bigger the effect of Battery STAMINA Mode.
** Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by
region, please see www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details.
*** In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia Z is protected against the
ingress of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and
covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low
pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance
with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1 meter of freshwater for up
to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 57.
About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony
Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game,
communications, key device and information technology products for both
the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures,
computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely
positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in
the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile
Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content
and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked
entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business
communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media.
Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more
information, please visit Bell.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable
program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the
Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and unprecedented funding for
community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2)
Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM
card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games.
Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The
full range of accessories may not be available in every market. 3)
Icons displayed are for illustrative purposes only. The homescreen may
appear different in your product. Some features may not be available in
your country or area.
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