Reuters has brought word that the upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony, which will continue in the tradition of the Xperia Z series, is aptly called the Sony Xperia Z3, and this particular smartphone looks set to be made available over on Sprint later this year. Apparently, this is going to be made possible as Sony and Softbank Corp, where the latter happens to be the Japan-based owner of Sprint, have managed to arrive at an agreement. Should this particular rumor turn out to be true, then it would certainly mark the first time that Sprint will offer a Sony-branded device, especially since it used to be T-Mobile that had such exclusivity in the past.
Did the departure of the previous Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, have anything to do with such a potential change? Who knows? The new CEO Marcelo Claure, had already mentioned that Sprint will have to take the painful measures of retrenchment and price cuts if it were to be able to maintain a presence in the mobile carrier industry as well as maintain Sprint’s current market position. To enhance their collection of smartphones available to the masses might be a step in the right direction, what more with a reputable name like Sony that delivers premium waterproof devices.