[Rumor] Sony's Xperia Z2 with A-LTE Likely Coming to VZW mid-August

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    Many of our members have been anxiously awaiting the day that Verizon will actually pick up one of Sony's Xperia line of phones. We have heard a couple of rumors over the last few months suggesting that very possibility. This latest bit of intel pegs the Sony Xperia Z2 as hitting the Big Red network sometime in August of this year.

    If it turns out to be true, we will applaud VZW for finally getting the Sony product, but we find it baffling they would wait so long after the phone has been out to do so. By the time Verizon starts activating the Z2 on their network, we are likely to see the Xperia Z3 at around the same time or shortly after. This seems like an ill-timed marketing strategy.

    However, as it turns out there might be a pretty good reason to wait that long. Here's the @evleaks quote with the details,

    What do you folks think? Is this a good enough reason to wait so long?
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    I jumped on the $0.01 Moto X promo back in April. But, if Sony is planning on sticking with Verizon, this will most likely be my next go-to after the Moto/Lenovo move takes place. In my 17+ years of owning mobile phones, I've never owned anything other than Motorola. However, if Verizon is concerned about Motorola build-quality going forward, they might be looking to bring in a solid alternative. And, we know that Sony build-quality is supposed to be top-notch. I'm not sure that timing could be any better for Sony.
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    When this phone was first announced, I told myself it'd be my next. Then I heard it wasn't coming to Verizon then The LG G3 was going to be my next and now this news? I am torn :D
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    Where can I find specs on this device?
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    If this is true i'm going to burst my pants with excitement, this is the phone that i've been waiting for and wanting for some time now.
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    Thanx bro.. :)
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    The g3 is announced with 2 or 3 gigs of ram.. Some would argue that 3 is not necessary.. But others would say that's not true..

    I couldn't find how much ram this phone has/will have.. That could be a deciding factor.. It's a good looking phone.. And with a 3200 Mah battery, and water proof.. I'm looking at it really hard.. But the appearance won't really matter because with my life EVERYTHING is put in an otterbox defender.. I'm with wicked.. I'm on the ropes. .
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    RAM: 3 GB
    Flash memory: Up to 16 GB*****
    Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 128 GB (SDXC supported)

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    So this device is everything the g3 is and more..
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    They will both be running neck to neck

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    One worry.. The nexus 4(though lg) had the back glass.. And it had a cracking issue.. But the screen was fine.. I hope the Sony design is better..

    And I hope it will have wireless charging.. But that's not a big deal if it doesn't..
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    I was in serious love with the Z2 but there have been some reports of issues. If you check out the Z2's XDA section they go into detail. Some of it is production related which is good since the kinks get worked out after a good run.

    VZW is so late on picking it up though, it's annoying. Still a hard choice though.
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    I'll go check that out.. Thanx.
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    The device has over heating issues apparently.. Idk if it's something that's been resolved or not.

    Some report over heating issues with no real reason, others report over heating issues when trying to use the camera after watching streaming videos..

    Others yet, report problems when trying to record in 4k.

    I hope this WAS and issue, and isn't still.
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