Sony has announced the Xperia Tablet Z in a somewhat low key affair in Japan. Until now, Sony has not been taken as a serious contender in the tablet market, however – with the announcement of the Tablet Z, its difficult to not recognise recent efforts from the Japanese electronics maker.
Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z has struck a second blow to the fortress built by Apple and Samsung, the first being the excellent Xperia Z Smartphone, as announced at CES 2013 earlier this month. The new slate from Sony measures an ultra svelte 6.9mm-thin, and is shielded from the elements by its waterproof trait. In comparison, the latest iPad mini clocks in at 7.2mm. Sony have not held back, as they’ve really gone to town on the innards of the Z, with a Quad-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon SoC, 32GB Internal memory with microSD expansion, LTE 4G, NFC, a display of 1920×1200 resolution which is running Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
The Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1, and will see Sony’s latest foray into the tablet market, further push the Sony Entertainment Network as the way to access your Music and Film, via Sony’s Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services.
Availability and pricing have not been announced, however we can expect the new Sony gadget to launch in the near future.
The recent announcement of Xperia Z, and now Xperia Tablet Z, shows that Sony means business, and has arrived with its sleeves not rolled up, but torn to shreds, as it looks to take a Hulk like swing at the mobile market.