March 18, 2013 9:31pm
Sony announced the Xperia ZL at CES 2013 and it’s coming to Canada sometime at the “beginning in April.″ The carriers that have hopped on board to release this 13MP Android beast are Bell, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, Videotron and WIND Mobile. Employees have started training and now Sony seems to have started online pre-orders via their website. Currently it looks like those eager to grab this can do so, but this pre-order Xperia ZL is a “Rogers locked phone” going for $649.99 outright.
In addition, the early April ship date could be coming in a couple weeks as they note “Estimated ship date: 04/02/2013.” The Xperia ZL runs Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean (updated to 4.2 “shortly after” launch), comes with a 5-inch 1080p HD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP camera that shoots 1080p HD videos.
Source: Sony Canada