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Sony Xperia Z comes to T-Mobile today for $99.99 down payment

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Gallery Photo: Xperia Z hands-on review photos
Gallery Photo: Xperia Z hands-on review photos

T-Mobile promised that Sony's Xperia Z would be arriving on its network sometime soon, and the carrier has just announced that the flagship smartphone is finally ready to launch. The device is available in stores beginning today, and its a T-Mobile exclusive in the United States. Because of T-Mobile's contract-free pricing scheme, customers will be given the opportunity to purchase the phone through a series of monthly payments: the Xperia Z will be available for an initial payment of $99.99, followed by monthly payments of $20 over the next two years.

The Xperia Z is Sony's latest flagship smartphone, meant to be a contender with other major Android devices like Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One. The device is water resistant, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and has a 5-inch, 1080p display. Though T-Mobile's LTE network still isn't widely available, the Xperia Z will be able to take advantage of the increased speeds in supported areas. Though the device is available in stores today, it won't be appearing online until next Wednesday, July 17th. To find out just how well Sony's device fares on T-Mobile, you can read our review right here.