With Z3, Sony brings phones to US faster

With Z3, Sony brings phones to US faster
The Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone, available through Verizon, with an optional accessory to charge the phone wirelessly, is presented during a media event in New York on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The Verizon phone comes out Oct. 23, just a month after Apple released larger-screen iPhones and a week after the Oct. 17 release of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 phone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A new version of Sony's Xperia Z3 smartphone will soon be available through Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier. It joins a model coming to T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster.

Its Xperia Z1 phone took months to arrive, by which time it felt old. Sony never found a U.S. wireless carrier for the Z2 this spring.

Both Z3 versions have screens measuring 5.2 inches diagonally and allow people to play Sony PlayStation 4 games through the phone while on the porch or in another room from the TV.

The Verizon phone comes out Oct. 23, just a month after Apple's larger-screen iPhones and a week after the Oct. 17 release of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 phone.

With Z3, Sony brings phones to US faster
The Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone, available through Verizon, is connected to a Sony PS4 Remote Play during a demonstration at a media event in New York, Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. The Verizon phone comes out Oct. 23, just a month after Apple released larger-screen iPhones and a week after the Oct. 17 release of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 phone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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