Sony Xperia M2 Headed to Canada Dylan Duarte May 5, 2014 Press Release 3 Flares 3 Flares × Where all my Canadians at? Have you experienced the Xperia M2? No, you haven't, because it hasn't hit the Great White North - yet. Sony Mobile Communications started off the week on a good note by announcing that the Xperia M2, which offers "blockbuster entertainment experiences", will launch in Canada in May 2014 (that's this month!) through Rogers and Fido. The Xperia M2's selling point is indeed its entertainment capabilities, touting its variety of media apps that work with the Sony Entertainment Network. Consumers who purchase the phone will receive three digital downloads from Sony Pictures and the press release mentions newer films like Captain Phillips, White House Down, and 21 Jump Street (I recommend that last one). You'll also get a 30-day free trial with the Music Unlimited Service and eight PlayStation Mobile games. Then, there are the actual specifications, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and an 8MP camera that uses Sony's Cyber-shot tech and innovative camera applications. The Xperia M2 seems to boast solid hardware, but it's the software side of things that Sony is pushing really hard. Unfortunately, it's only equipped with a 4.8" display (says the guy with the Droid Incredible and the 3.7-inch display) and for a phone that emphasizes the movie-watching experience so much, 4.8-inches of qHD may not cut it. Full Press Release » Sony Xperia® M2 Smartphone Coming to Canada · Combines Sony’s premium quality OmniBalance design with performance, speed and a long-lasting battery May 5, 2014, TORONTO – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced that the Xperia® M2 will launch in Canada with Rogers and Fido in May 2014. Xperia M2 smartphone offers blockbuster entertainment experiences on a high-quality 4.8” display. “Xperia M2 delivers Canadians an ultra-fast and powerful smartphone that offers top notch specs and performance with Sony’s flagship design and built with premium materials,” said Tim Hernquist, Vice President of Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “This is a smartphone that has it all along with Sony’s great entertainment experiences. It is the perfect choice for the budget-conscious customer looking for an affordable yet high value smartphone.” Sony’s engineering expertise in display and camera technologies come together to create Xperia M2. The large 4.8” qHD display, carefully crafted with Sony’s BRAVIA® TV expertise, is perfect for enjoying entertainment content. Xperia M2 also has an ultra-fast processor housed in Sony’s OmniBalance design as found on Sony’s premium smartphones which combined with the unique Xperia camera, WALKMAN and Movie apps offer stunning entertainment experiences. All this premium technology is housed in a thin and light smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand. Entertainment everywhere, right out of the box Xperia M2 offers a variety of media apps for seamless entertainment, online and offline with Sony Entertainment Network1. Xperia M2 customers will enjoy blockbuster films out of the box with three digital downloads of the hottest movies from Sony Pictures, such as Captain Phillips, White House Down and 21 Jump Street through the Video Unlimited service. With Xperia M2, customers will also have access to a 30-day free trial of the Music Unlimited services, where they can access a catalogue of 25 million songs2, as well as eight PlayStation® Mobile games as part of this offer. Xperia M2 key features Combines the ultra-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and LTE. Ideal for long days of heavy usage, Xperia M2 provides speed and durability for users on-the-go with a 2300mAh battery with STAMINA Mode 3.0. The 8MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile using Sony’s Cyber-shot camera technology. Xperia M2 is perfect for capturing all of your favourite moments in brilliant quality. The innovative Xperia camera applications such as Social live, Timeshift burst and Picture Effect help users to get the most out of Xperia M2’s camera. More applications are available for download from Sony Select or by clicking the ‘+Apps’ in the camera screen to see all the latest camera apps. Sony Xperia M2 will be available across Canada at Sony Stores as well as Rogers and Fido stores and other select retailers.