Sony's Xperia Z3 series lineup of devices is likely soon going to be surpassed by the upcoming Xperia Z4 series, which is expected to be unveiled at the CES2015 trade show which starts January 5th. Until those are launched though the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z3 tablet compact will be Sony's go-to flagship devices, and you can expect them milk every bit of revenue out of them that they can. Their newest move to do so involves coming out with a limited edition set of Z3 devices of the Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact inspired by designs of Berlin, Tokyo and Warsaw, under a project called "city talent" making for a truly unique look to the handset.
I'll start by mentioning here that these are extremely limited (Sony is reportedly only making 33 of each design and device model) and they will only be available in Berlin, Germany it looks like. That likely means a slightly higher price tag for anyone who would attempt to import these for use stateside. The designs are inspired by the cityscapes of those three cities listed above with the designs engraved on the back, and they actually look pretty cool. I myself am rather partial to the Tokyo inspired design, but that's just because I have a vast fascination with Japanese culture and everything therein.
It's worth noting that not every device will get the design engraving treatment of each city. The Xperia Z3 will come with the Berlin inspired illustration engraved on the back, thanks to artist Vesa Tapani Sammalisto, while the Xperia Z3 Compact will be sporting the Tokyo illustration done by Shinpei Hasegawa, and finally the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will carry the engraved illustration of Warsaw designed by artist Jan Feliks Kallwejt. The Xperia Z3 will cost â‚¬ 669.00, while the Xperia Z3 Compact will be â‚¬ 519.00, and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be â‚¬ 499.00. If you have the means and you're lucky enough to snag one before they're gone, consider me jealous. What do you think of these city inspired designs? Do wish more companies would do things like this? Let us know your thoughts, and you can check out the full gallery of images below of all the handsets and designs.