Verizon and Sony scrub the Xperia Z4v launch

Do you remember that Sony Xperia Z4 variant that was custom-made for Verizon – the Xperia Z4v? Well, folks who don’t regularly follow Verizon or Sony news may have thought that it was a quiet launch that came and went.

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But you may be surprised to know that the Z4v was never actually released. Pretty crazy, huh? Now I have even crazier news – the launch has been scrubbed.

Reported via Engadget, it is said that a Sony representative confirmed that Verizon and Sony have decided to cancel the plans.

[blockquote author=”Sony statement according to Engadget”]Verizon is a strategic partner as we continue having ongoing discussions together as part of our future portfolio.[/blockquote]

Logically, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise. The Xperia Z5 just launched, which means that the Z4v would be behind even before it started. Although, I wish we had a reason behind why it never got out the door.

This news also begs to question Sony’s pull away from the U.S. market. But even with another device biting the dust in the U.S., Sony still reassured that “Sony Mobile remains dedicated to the US market and aims to build a sound and stable business in this region….”

Nonetheless, I’ll still question Sony’s ‘dedication to the US market’. There is no sign of any of the new Xperia Z5 models being obtainable in the U.S.