Verizon Backs Out of Commitment to Sell Sony Xperia Z4v
Verizon Wireless today said it no longer plans to sell the Sony Xperia Z4v. The company announced the phone in the spring with an expected summer launch. "Verizon will no longer be launching Xperia Z4v," said the company today on its web site. "However, we are committed to supporting Sony Mobile's product portfolio and will support existing products. Sony is a strategic partner as we continue having ongoing discussions together as part of our future portfolio." The cancellation isn't much of a surprise, but it is still a blow to Sony. Sony has had trouble convincing U.S. network operators to sell its handsets and the Z4v was a major win with Verizon. Sony announced the Xperia Z5 last month, but no carriers have committed to carrying the phone yet. Sony may attempt to sell it to U.S. consumers directly online.
Sony, as a company, is having a prolonged rough patch in the US phone market these days, but when they do get a phone to market here, they're often quiet gems. Sony is particularly skilled at crafting phones with premium materials and build quality.
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5.2" display 1440 x 2560 pixels
Snapdragon 810 processor 3 GB RAM
3,000 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Wireless Charging, Water-Resistant