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The release of the Sony Xperia Z2 has been long awaited in the United States. While we don't know exactly when the waterproof, dust-proof, Android super-phone will launch, we know it will be sometime this summer and when it finally does finally arrive, it will be packed with $350 in free goodies. 
 
In a press release, Sony announced that users will receive the following: 
  • Garmin, Full Suite
  • OfficeSuite Pro Full version
  • Box, 50GB for life
  • Evernote premium, 3mths
  • Bitcasa 1TB storage, 3mths
  • 10 Xperia themes
  • Social live premium for one month 
  • Three additional games and apps
  • Pack of 6 free movies, including Captain Phillips
  • 30 day trial of the Music Unlimited service
  • 8 games from PlayStation®Mobile
  • Free download of the upcoming Michael Jackson album, XSCAPE

Existing owners of Xperia Z1 can also redeem most of these freebies by downloading the Xperia Lounge app from the Google Play Store. 

While $350 in free extras is great, you'll still be paying about $600 for the device in the States when it goes on sale. Sony has only confirmed that they will sell the device unlocked on their website. While an image was leaked with a Verizon Wireless logo on the device, neither Sony nor Verizon confirmed the carrier relationship, so no carrier-subsidized price is available. As it stands, you'll pay $600, get $350 in perks, so the phone will feel like a $250 purchase, a reasonable price for this killer Android device. 

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