Sony Announces Global Availability of Xperia Tablet Z
By Cássio Lima on February 25, 2013 - 12:38 PM
Today, Sony announced that Xperia Tablet Z will be available for sale in Q2 of 2013. Additionally, Sony’s flagship smartphone, Xperia Z, is now available in stores worldwide.
Xperia Tablet Z is a 10.1” Android tablet. It is slim and lightweight at 0.27 inches (6.9 mm) and 1.09 lbs (495 g). Available in black or white and in LTE and WiFi versions, it is the first tablet to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro asynchronous quad-core processor. It has the highest levels of water resistance, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.
Xperia Tablet Z includes several of Sony’s technologies. With a 10.1” HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, it delivers enhanced color reproduction for a brilliant TV-like viewing experience. It also draws upon Sony’s camera expertise with an 8 megapixels rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” as well as a 2 megapixels HD front-facing camera for capturing the best images in any condition. Sony’s S-Force Front Surround 3D guarantees soul-shaking audio performance alongside Sony’s Clear Audio+ mode and the innovative use of two built-in speakers with four ‘speaker halls’ on the left and right corners, delivering amazing sound no matter how it is held. Xperia Tablet Z also includes Battery STAMINA mode, Sony’s unique battery management technology that can significantly improve standby time. The WiFi variant also offers up to 64 GB of storage with an optional microSD card.
It also includes Sony’s One-Touch functions that allow users to transfer content seamlessly from HD tablet to TV, tablet to speaker, or phone to tablet, just by touching them together. The tablet’s Universal IR Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices – as well as products from other manufacturers – directly from the tablet by placing the device at the heart of the home. TV SideView is a new application that gives users an entirely new way to interact with their TV.
Xperia Tablet Z will launch with a number of accessories including a charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector, and a Leather Carrying Cover that comes in black, white or red. These will be available from Sony stores or registered retailers.
Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is upgradable to 4.2 after launch for the latest Android user experience.
No word on pricing.