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Sony also promises that the Android 4.3 update is "right around the corner" for the rest of its Xperia lineup.
A limited-time promotion sees Sony giving away hundreds of dollars worth of movies, music, and apps for the Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2.
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The company says that the devices will run KitKat as standard and include some updates to native apps.
Sony can't meet demand for its new 4K-shooting flagship phone -- while preorders should go out in April, the general public won't see the Z2 until May.
About 5.7 million people have pledged cash through the crowdfunding giant since it kicked off nearly five years ago.
At Google's I/O Conference, the company says 20 billion text messages were sent each day from Android devices over a 30-day period.
The Xperia Z1F is a sawed-off version of Sony's waterproof flagship Android smartphone, with a 4.3-inch screen instead of a 5-incher.
The Sony Xperia Z1 gets that shrinking feeling with a new, smaller version officially announced in Japan.
Mobile purchases, more social connectivity, and yes, 3D Blu-ray playback: Xbox One gets a handful of new perks in a software update coming soon.