If you are in the UK and looking forward to getting your hands on the Xperia Z, it looks like Sony has inched things one step closer to a release. We are seeing some pricing along with some pre-order availability. Xperia Z details have recently appeared with Sony as well as with several carriers and retailers to include Phones4u, Carphone Warehouse, Three and O2.
Beginning first with Sony, they have the handset priced at £529 with a “coming soon” message. Additionally, Sony has the Xperia Z listed as being available in three colors — black, white and purple. The Sony listing has the option to pre-register, however at the moment that means nothing more than being able to enter your email address in exchange for the promise of more information when it comes available.
Moving over to Phones 4u and of the four remaining, they have the least information. This listing is just a teaser page that shows the handset as being available in black or white and coming soon. Carphone Warehouse will also have the handset available in black and white. They have options to grab the Xperia Z on 24-month agreements with Vodafone and O2. Pricing with Carphone Warehouse begins at £33 per month and so far, nothing in terms of off-contract pricing.
Retailers aside and moving toward the carriers. Three will have the handset available in black or white and have options for 24-month agreements (starting at £34 per month) with an upfront cost of £69. The pre-paid pricing with Three is £449.99. O2 will switch things up a bit in terms of colors — they have the Xperia Z in black or purple and have the handset priced anywhere from free up to £479.99. Those looking to get the Xperia Z for free will have to sign up on a £47 per month 24-month agreement. Finally, while we have yet to learn the exact availability date, Three has offered an estimated delivery date of February 28, 2013.[via GSM Arena]