This afternoon was big for the folks over at T-Mobile. Not only did they announce their excellent new "Jump" plan with anytime device upgrades, but they've earned the exclusive rights to carry the impressive Sony Xperia Z smartphone in the USA. Waterproof and all. We're here live at the Tmo event, and they've just confirmed the Xperia Z will officially be available from T-Mobile on July 17th for only $99.
The 5-inch flagship smartphone from Sony will be available both in stores and online starting on the 17th, but pre-orders online on July 16th will be your first chance to get one. Not only that, but they're offering a free Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker gift (while they last) for those who pre-order the new smartphone.
As usual with T-Mobile's latest pricing and no-contract options, the Xperia Z is $99, but that's along with a 24 month payment plan of $20. So you'll still be paying for the phone of course, which is nothing new as T-Mobile's had this structure for a few months already.
If you don't want to wait, you can get the T-Mobile Xperia Z today, right now, from Sony's online store or any Sony retail store across the US. As a refresher, the Xperia Z has a 5-inch 1080p full HD display, a Qualcomm quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 13 megapixel camera (that works quite well) and is fully waterproof and can handle nearly any and all elements.
For more details you'll want to check out our full in-depth T-Mobile Xperia Z Review, coming up very soon. Then head to T-Mobile later this month and grab your own.