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Since we announced the Xperia™ Z3 series at IFA last month, consumers have seen firsthand – and agreed – that our new Xperia Z3 smartphones and tablet bring together the best of Sony’s design, innovation and entertainment to go beyond ‘good’ and deliver an experience that is truly ‘great’. Today, we’re excited to extend that experience with news from the U.S. that the latest addition to the Xperia Z3 series, Xperia Z3v will be coming to Verizon starting 23rd October.

Xperia Z3v brings many of our latest innovations and standout features to Verizon customers in the US, such as the highest waterproof rating*, Hi-Res Audio support, PlayStation®4 gaming through PS4™ Remote Play** and the camera expertise of our Cyber-shot and Handycam divisions in the 20.7MP camera. In addition, we’ve collaborated with Verizon to bring some additional capabilities with their customer in mind, such as wireless charging using the latest inductive ‘Qi’ technology.

Verizon will also be the first carrier in the U.S. to offer Sony’s SmartWatch 3 – the first “smartwatch” specifically designed for the upcoming Android Wear updates – including offline music playback and GPS support.

Beginning today, Verizon customers can register for more information about Xperia Z3v at http://www.verizonwireless.com/sonyxperiaz3v. And for full details on Xperia Z3v you can get the press release here.

** Functionality available on Sony Xperia Z3v starting from November 2014 . PlayStation®4 System, DUALSHOCK®4, Sony Entertainment Network and high speed internet connection required. Some games may not support this feature
* In compliance with IP65 and IP68, the Xperia Z3v are protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) dust tight and (ii) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP65; and/or (iii) can be kept under 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP68. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. For more information see www.sonymobile.com/durability