Not sure what happened to "available late summer", since we are now into fall.. and the z5 has been announced... guess we will never see the z4v hit the shelves! I was really looking forward to a Sony phone, but might now reconsider the Samsung options.
This is pretty outrageous. On June 16, 2015, when Sony and VZW officially announced the Zv4, I signed up with both Sony and VZW to receive "updates" concerning the Zv4, including when this phone will be out "this summer." It is now September 4, almost fall, and I have received no "updates" to date.
I have complained to both VZW and Sony recently, and have received no information on the release date. Sony has not responded to my email at all to date. The VZW representative tried to steer me to another phone, when I stated that if the Z5 is offered unlocked in the U.S., I would contemplate changing carriers to a GSM one, such as AT&T or T-Mobile. It appears that the Z5 Premium is the most similar to the Z4v.
Well since it sounds like the Note 5 wont have removable memory, its making this beast from Sony look even better! I've always loved the form factor, just always seemed they were last years specs on the phones offered at Big Red. I'm really REALLY looking forward to trying this beauty out.
over in the "Sony to Shutter Online Store August 28" discussion:
I had the first Xperia Tablet
It was a great tablet, I was very happy with it until I dropped it and it broke. I purchased it slightly used from swappa.com though and got it at a slightly better price than new from Sony's online store.
Slightly off topic, Sony is pretty bad about having you send in a damaged product and fixing it. Unlike Samsung and Motorola who I have sent in broken devices several times and have had them fixed in a timely manner at a decent price.
over in the "Hands On with the Sony Xperia Z4v for Verizon" discussion:
Samsung Galaxy s6 battery life
I don't think the galaxy s6 battery life is mediocre at all. I can make it through a work day with Bluetooth on (because I have a Smartwatch) and still have 35 to 40% battery life remaining and that's also with pretty heavy use(Internet and game playing, wife texting me etc.)
over in the "Verizon to Sell Sony Xperia Z4v This Summer" discussion:
Shame the Z3 Compact has NEVER been sold here...
It's crazy that the Z3 and now the Z4v will be sold in carrier stores, even if just Verizon's, but yet the Z3 Compact NEVER saw that kind of release at all in North America! It's absurd since the smaller phones are better imo and it would be nice to have the OPTION.