We recently speculated that it was highly likely that Sony had canned its wireless charging accessories for the Xperia Z2 including the WCR12 Wireless Charging Cover and WCH10 Wireless Charging Plate. This was confirmed earlier today when UK retailer Clove updated its product page for the WCR12 with the following message:
“Sony has discontinued this product prior to release. This product will not be coming into stock and a replacement is not available.”
We can only guess why Sony may have had a change of heart, especially as it took the time to create a product listing, promo video and blog post. There is a very good chance we will see this feature in the Xperia Z3, perhaps even integrated wireless charging. It obviously was a very late decision by Sony to pull this product, maybe Sony wanted to make sure it had a USP for the Xperia Z3 when it is announced in September.
Howevver, when you announce a product, a manufacturer shouldn’t just pull it hoping that nobody will notice. We should have heard this news from Sony first, rather than conducting our investigative work. It is a shame that Sony has pulled it without any kind of notice to its fans and current, as well as potential, owners of the Xperia Z2.