VAIO currently have no plans to bring the Phone Biz to the U.S.
We have some unfortunate news for those who are eagerly awaiting the launch of the Phone Biz by VAIO. The company has revealed on Twitter that no plans are currently in place to bring the Windows 10 Mobile smartphone to the U.S. That's not to say it will never hit the U.S., but you'll need to jump through hoops to import the handset after it's launched in Japan.
Confirmation was published by the official VAIO Twitter account:
@KeefWhiteJR @StuffDudesLike1 At this time there are no plans to bring VAIO Phone Biz to the US.@KeefWhiteJR @StuffDudesLike1 At this time there are no plans to bring VAIO Phone Biz to the US.— VAIO (@VAIO_US) February 6, 2016February 6, 2016
The Phone Biz was recently announced, featuring a 5.5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 617 system-on-a-chip, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card. It also has a 13MP rear camera and will be available in Japan come April for around ¥50,000 ($427.92).
We hope we'll see the VAIO Phone Biz outside of Japan, because that is one sleek looking smartphone.
Join the VAIO Phone Biz discussion over on our forum
Source: VAIO (Twitter)
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