We are running a Device Loaner Program, which is intended as a low cost option to allow developers to test their applications on a physical Xperia™ smartphone for up to 30 days. A credit card is required to join the program, and for a limited time, Sony will cover the shipping fee ($18 US) for the device. A security deposit will also be charged ($300 for smartphones, $75 for SmartWatch and $350 for Tablet). The amount will be immediately refunded upon return of the device. A delivery confirmation is also required when returning the device back to the program.
Inventory is limited, and only one phone is allowed per customer, so place your order as soon as possible. If the device is not returned, the full retail, unlocked, no-contract cost of the device plus a 10% restocking fee will be charged to the credit card on file.
The program is aimed at the U.S. and Canadian market; we cannot ship devices outside of the U.S. and Canada.
To set up an account, follows these steps:
- Go to online registration page.
- Fill out your information on the registration page, select a user name and click the Submit button.
- Check your email for a registration notification. In the email, go to the Account Activation web page using the login link and system-generated password provided by Vienna Channels (who are running this service for us). Your password can be changed after logging on.
- After activation, go to the login page, provide a valid credit card, and click the Submit button.
- Once a credit card is on file, you will have full access to the Device Loaner Program site.
From the Device Loaner Program main page, there are options to:
- view the products and specifications
- place your order
- check inventory levels for the available devices
- generate shipment reports
- update/change account information
Phones/devices currently available
The Device Loaner Program has the following phone or device models currently available:
- Xperia Z (LTE)
- Xperia ZL (LTE)
- Xperia T
- Xperia S
- Xperia arc S
- Xperia active
- Xperia PLAY
- Xperia arc
- Xperia X10 mini pro
- Xperia X10a
- Xperia X8
- Sony Tablet S
If you have any questions about the Device Loaner Program, send us an email.