It wasn’t the big news from the carrier’s press conference on Wednesday, but T-Mobile confirmed that it will exclusively offer Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone in the United States. Beginning immediately, T-Mobile subscribers will be the first in the U.S. to gain access to Sony’s sleek, water-resistant smartphone starting at $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $25 from all Sony Stores nationwide and online from Sony’s website. Other purchasing options include a $99.99 up-front payment followed by 24 monthly payments of $20, or an outright purchase for $579.99. T-Mobile will then make the Xperia Z available for preorder from its own website beginning July 16th, and the handset will be available for purchase in T-Mobile stores and on T-Mobile’s website beginning July 17th. The Xperia Z features a 5-inch full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 13-megapixel camera, Android Jelly Bean and a case that is just 7.9 millimeters thick.

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