Up for grabs already in the UK and a couple of other European countries, Sony’s latest flagship device, the Xperia T, is scheduled for US and Canadian launches over the next few weeks. We don’t know if it’ll come shaken or stirred, but the “James Bond phone” has been confirmed as hitting Canada with “multiple carriers including Bell, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers and Videotron this November”.
What Sony “forgot” to say last week was the device’s pricing up north, but fortunately a leaked doc picked up by the guys at Mobile Syrup helps shed some light on the matter. At least concerning Mobilicity’s price tag, because there’s no way to know how any of the other carriers will approach the launch.
If the leak proves trustworthy (and we think it will), Mobilicity will have the prepaid Xperia T up for sale for $549.99. That is without any contractual obligations, although it’s not like you can take the phone and activate it on another network.
What you can do is pair it with one of the carrier’s prepaid plans, starting at $25 and including unlimited local talk and a series of other goodies. Now you may feel that the $550 pricing is a bit steep. But think of it this way. If the Samsung Galaxy S3, a phone that’s been around for a while, goes for $600, isn’t the brand new Xperia T worth about as much, too?
After all, there’s very little to complain with Sony’s phone, seeing as it comes packing a snappy dual-core S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage, a 13 MP camera, and a 4.55-inch 1280 x 720 pix res screen.
The running of Android 4.0 ICS out of the box might be a problem, but we know that Jelly Bean is coming soon, and, unlike other “players” around, Sony has a decent track record in making good on its promises.
Anyone planning to pick up Mobilicity’s Sony Xperia T starting in November? Why? Why not?