The 4.3-inch smartphone goes for about $550 unlocked and is ordered directly from Sony.
Simple.TV says it doesn't anticipate any legal issues for its new feature allowing users to share their recorded shows with up to five others, regardless of whether or not the invitees have the paid service.
A limited-time promotion sees Sony giving away hundreds of dollars worth of movies, music, and apps for the Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2.
The cheaper price represents a major shift for Microsoft, as does a decision to drop the $60 annual fee to access streaming content such as Netflix and YouTube.
An early policy amendment has suggested that video game addicts may be exempt from mandatory military service but so far, no one has qualified for the exemption.
The Sony Xperia Z1 will cost AU$779 outright, and will be available for pre-order through the Sony website on 9 September.
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Tails, which leaves no trace of Internet activity on computers, was reportedly used by the NSA whistle-blower in discussions with journalists.