Two of the biggest mobile chains in the UK, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U, confirmed earlier today that they will start to ship the Xperia Z2 during the week commencing 14 April 2014 i.e. next week. Both suggested that initial stock will go out to pre-orders only. Carphone Warehouse pegs the general release in the UK as the 1 May 2014.
Vodafone UK customers who pre-ordered the Xperia Z2 will start to see their handsets shipped from next week too. EE have told us that it expects stock of the Xperia Z2 from this Friday 11 April 2014, although there is no release date on their website. EE is currently offering a free return flight to Europe when you pre-order the Xperia Z2 before April 10th, details here. In terms of the SIM-free retailers such as Amazon, Clove and Handtec, we don’t expect shipments to start until the middle of May.