Even though Sony didn't shed any light on the pricing and availability of the newly announced affordable Xperia E1 and mid-range phablet Xperia T2 Ultra, some information on their UK arrival became available.
According to a UK retailer's inside source, the Xperia E1 will be hitting the shelves across Britain in March. Sony Xperia E1 is already available for pre-order in Germany and it should go for €139 for the single-SIM model, and €149 for the dual-SIM version. This means the UK price should be around £120 or less.
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra hasn't popped up yet on any retailer for pre-order, but rumor has it that the phablet won't cost more than €400 (about £330). According to the same inside source, the Xperia T2 Ultra will hit the UK in April.
So, the premieres of both gadgets are upon us, though we hope Sony comes up with better pricing for the Xperia T2 Ultra phablet. The already available, better equipped Xperia Z Ultra costs about €470 which isn't far off Xperia T2 Ultra's projected price tag.
I would have preferred a direct upgrade to the Xperia Z Ultra... The Xperia T2 Ultra is clearly a watered-down version of the former, with a smaller price-tag. It's a "budget" Xperia Z Ultra, if you will. Had Sony announced a dire...