Looks like dead money to me. I never hear anything regarding Sony electronics. Does Sony sell any of its product in the US in significant quantities or anywhere else for that matter? How much would you be ahead if you bought apple?
Sony Xperia Z1 Mini (4.3-inch) is set to be released globally on November 12th (already out in Japan). The standard Xperia Z1 (5-inch) is hugely popular and is getting rave reviews. The Xperia Mini (4.3-inch) will be just about the same size as Apple's iPhone 5 (4-inch) series.