Sony Xperia Z3 back on sale after WiFi hotspot issues

A number of carriers have resumed sales of the Sony Xperia Z3, the company’s latest flagship, after an issue with the signal strength of its WiFi hotspot feature triggered a voluntary stop order.

Bell, TELUS and SaskTel temporarily removed the device from its shelves and online store until a patch was issued to fix the issue. Earlier this year, it became apparent that the WiFi Hotspot feature, a staple of all current smartphones, was outputting a signal too powerful for Industry Canada’s specifications. The government body did not issue a stop-sale motion, but advised the carriers that it may have to take action if none was taken.

Last week, Sony issued an update to the Xperia Z3 that fixed the signal output issue while improving camera and audio performance. Bell, TELUS and SaskTel have now resumed sale of the device. Rogers and WIND Mobile issued statements saying the problem didn’t affect them, as the RF issues were only on Band 2.

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