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Counterclockwise is all about the history of mobile devices and this week we look at two noble bloodlines – the Xperia Z and HTC Legend. Also, health apps and smart bands and so on are very popular right now, but sporty phones have been around for years. Some even went green with solar power. Also, we look at the humble history of the SIM card and its attempt to stay relevant.
The birth of the Z dynasty
Sony unveiled the Xperia Z flagship at CES in January 2013, but the handset did not go on sale until early February. And then only in Japan for NTT DoCoMo, which quickly shipped units to everyone who pre-ordered the device.
The flagship sold 140,000 units in its home country in about 10 days before it reached Europe. There it and quickly sold out in France and a few days later became available in the