11/01 #XperiaZchat with Sharath Muddaiah – roundup

We ran the final CES #XperiaZchat this past Thursday with Sharath Muddaiah, Xperia Z Marketing Manager. 

Thanks to all who took the time to join the discussion – for those who couldn’t make it, we’ve pulled a roundup together below.

Enjoy.

Is PlayStation Mobile available in every country? (as asked by @odinnot and others) 

PlayStation Mobile is currently available in selected markets, we’ll share more info on rollout in other areas as it happens.

How much will Xperia Z cost? (as asked by @IL_ZoOm, @MaxwellBruka, @Ya7ya_M7md and others)

We give local retailers/operators the chance to inform on pricing and availability specifics, so please check-in with them for the latest details.

How does Xperia Z fare as a gaming device? (as asked by @lovenemesis, @ate_ball and others) 

Xperia Z is PlayStation Certified, and loaded with the latest Adreno 320 graphics chip and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor (clocked @ 1.5Ghz).

In short, this means mobile gamers have both the best in class content and hardware at their disposal for flawless gaming on-the-go.

Will Xperia Z and Xperia ZL launch in Canada? (as asked by @gmpope, @ahamchi and others)

Yep – both Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will launch in Canada. Again, please drop your local retailers a note for the latest on pricing and availability schedules.

When will Xperia Z be available in the US? (As asked by @SifosiD, @snoopster222, @theAndrewHolmes and others)

We’re currently finalising agreements with our partners in the US, and will update you as soon as we can with any developments.

Can we also have one? (As asked by @geovannyht and @Pro0oMan)

Another nice try :-) We’ll look at getting a competition or giveaway sorted over the next few months!

How does the screen fare against Xperia P? (As asked by @hippie403)

Xperia Z’s screen is every bit as bright as Xperia P’s – and, this time around we’ve introduced full HD Reality Display too :)

Can you tell us a little more about the glass? (As asked by @mwuhani3609 and others)

We can’t comment on supplier brand names, but Xperia Z uses durable tempered glass that has equivalent specs to Gorilla/Dragontrail.

When will different carriers get the coloured versions of Xperia Z? (As asked by @paulcusentino, @lovenemesis and others)

Xperia Z’s colour range will vary by both market and carrier – more details on this will be announced over the coming months. Again, for more details on this, please drop your local operators a note.

Can you shoot video underwater on Xperia Z? (As asked by @Marcello__D and others)

Sure – we’ve used Xperia Z to capture video underwater, the results were sweet. We’ll look at sharing some of this footage further down the line on the blog.

What is Xperia Z’s battery life like? (As asked by @Midou2FR and others)

Battery life depends on how you use the phone, it can be influenced by how heavily you use more demanding functionality (movies, games, apps etc). But, our new Battery STAMINA Mode is cool in that it automatically shuts down apps when the phone is in standby mode, and then reboots them when you flick the screen back on. All in all, it can extend standby mode by four times or more… which doesn’t do battery life any harm :)

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