Sony Xperia™ Z - coming to Canada exclusively with Bell

    --  Water resistant and new stand-out Sony design
    --  Full HD 5" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for
        super brightness and clarity, perfect for Bell Mobile TV

TORONTO AND MONTREAL, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony 
Mobile") and Bell today announced the highly anticipated flagship 
water-resistant Android smartphone, Xperia Z - launching later this month 
exclusively with Bell Mobility.

Xperia Z has all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone plus 
water-resistance to handle whatever life throws at you. Precision engineered 
with premium materials, Xperia Z has a unique design with subtly rounded edges 
and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides. Despite its slim 7.9mm body, 
Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the 
front and back, as well as the highest levels of dust and water 
resistance(***) (IP55 and IP57) found in a premium smartphone.

"With Xperia Z, we are thrilled to bring a breakthrough superphone to Bell in 
Canada," said Tim Hernquist, Vice President of Marketing for North America, 
Sony Mobile Communications. "The Xperia Z brings over half a century of Sony 
innovation to a superphone for an experience that truly stands out."

"With its amazing durability, Xperia Z raises the bar for superphones and Bell 
is proud to be the exclusive Canadian carrier of this innovative and much 
anticipated mobile device," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of 
Products at Bell Mobility. "Combined with the largest LTE network and Bell's 
Mobile TV, which includes more than 30 news, entertainment and sports 
channels, Bell and Sony are making the mobile experience even better."

Intelligent Sony Technology 
Since it was announced in January, Xperia Z has won 13 awards and received the 
widest ranging of any Sony smartphone to date with 140 sales channels in 60 
markets across the globe. Xperia Z's razor-sharp Reality Display, powered by 
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, brings Sony's long-standing TV expertise to the 
smartphone and delivers an immersive viewing experience with super brightness 
and clarity. Xperia Z shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and 
features Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with High Dynamic 
Range (HDR) video for smartphones. HDR technology gives clear images against 
strong backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos 
whatever the conditions.

Xperia Z also includes Battery STAMINA Mode, which can improve the standby 
time by four times or more(*) by automatically shutting down battery-draining 
apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is 
back on.

Discover, enjoy and share entertainment with Sony's media applications and 
One-touch functions 
Sony media applications offer a consistent entertainment experience across a 
range of Sony devices. Preloaded on Xperia Z, the "WALKMAN", Album and Movies 
apps enable discovery of online and offline content through a single access 
point with new ways to enjoy and share that content. The "WALKMAN" application 
provides access to all your downloaded music, a library of 18 million songs to 
explore from Music Unlimited and Facebook social integration. The Movies 
application gives consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from 
Video Unlimited while the Album application enables easy access to Facebook 
friends' photos as well as browsing photos by location.(**)

One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and videos 
from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including 
speakers, headphones and TVs.

Key features for Xperia Z
    --  5" 1080 x 1920p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA®
        Engine 2
    --  13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video,
        Superior Auto and Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor
        sharp pictures and videos in any conditions
    --  Water and dust resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass
    --  1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB
    --  Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least 4 times
    --  Available in black, white and purple

Sony Xperia Z will be available across Canada exclusively from Bell Mobility 
later this month at Sony and Bell stores, The Source locations as well as many 
select retailers, online or by calling 1-888-4MOBILE.

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* Based on testing done with default settings, default accounts and 
applications for Skype™ and Twitter downloaded to the phone. The more 
applications installed, the bigger the effect of Battery STAMINA Mode.
** Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region, 
please see for more details. 
*** In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia Z is protected against the 
ingress of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and covers are 
firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water 
from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be 
kept under 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 

About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a 
leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and 
information technology products for both the consumer and professional 
markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online 
businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and 
entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone 
portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, 
premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of 
networked entertainment experiences. For more information:

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and 
business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business 
communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company 
with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly 
owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please 

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