Those looking for a SIM-free Sony Xperia T smartphone off-contract in the United Kingdom be waiting quite some time before they actually saw one, but Sony has cleared a few things up today. They have reiterated that the Xperia T will be available “within timescales previously announced through Vodafone, EE, O2, 3, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and Tesco.” Sony has also made it known that they would not being imposing any sort of restrictions on how Sony Xperia T units will be sold, or Xperia units in general. This means that the retailers listed by Sony will be the ones deciding whether or not the Sony Xperia T will be sold SIM-free in the future. Personally I think it would be a fantastic move if the retailers sold a SIM-free Sony Xperia T for two reasons. The first being that if they did sell them, there are a lot of people looking for contract free phones, and surely retailers would earn a whole lot of money off of a contract free handset like the Sony Xperia T. Secondly, if word gets out that there is a SIM-free Sony Xperia T, there is no doubt that that carrier specifically would get a whole lot of publicity, but also get a whole lot of extra sales from that publicity.
In the past, Phones4U and Carphone Warehouse have offered SIM-free deals on some of their latest handsets, which leads me to think that this would be exactly the same for Sony’s upcoming flagship device. With the Sony Xperia T getting ready to make its debut in the United Kingdom next week, it’s looking like we won’t have to wait a whole lot longer to find out whether or not retailers are going to be selling a SIM-Free Sony Xperia T.
source: talk android