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With the high-end tablet market dominated with a handful of manufacturers, Sony has risen up to join the chosen ones of the tablet market with the Xperia Tablet Z.
Unlike those currently available in the market, the Xperia Tablet Z from Sony is aimed to achieve the ‘World’s Thinnest Tablet’ Crown. Weighing at just 1.09 pounds and measuring at 0.27-inches thick – featuring a 10.1-inch Full HD 1080p display. With these numbers, the Tablet Z edges out the Toshiba Excite 10 LE as the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet.
The Tablet Z isn’t all show but no go either, featuring some fancy innards – including a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an external microSD card slot – frequently missing from tablets manufactured by others.
In addition, the Xperia Tablet Z features an 8-megapixel shooter at the back. In addition, a 2-megapixel camera can be found at the front of the device. The Xperia Tablet Z also features built-in LTE connectivity, making browsing on-the-go a dream.
Much like the Xperia Z handset from Sony, the Xperia Tablet Z features the same waterproof and dustproof features. They’re both equipped with NFC and boasts similar elegant designs – slightly square with glass panels that cover the rear sides of both devices. Sony has announced that both devices will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch.
So far, the Xperia Tablet Z has only been announced for the Japanese market and is due to launch this spring. However, it seems likely for it to go on sale internationally as Sony is rumoured to announced availability and pricing for the device in MWC in Barcelona next month.
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