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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Launch Details and Pricing Released


Details concerning the Xperia Tablet Z have finally surfaced from Sony. We have officially known about this tablet for a month, so it’s good of Sony to give us some news, but it looks like it’s just going to be more of a waiting game now. According to Sony, the tablets will launch sometime in Q2 of this year, but the price is also going to push some away. Here in the States, the Tablet Z will be available in both white and black, 16GB and 32GB storage options, priced at $500 and $600 dollars for WiFi only.¬†There will also be an LTE version, but so far, that has only been confirmed for Europe.¬†

The Xperia Tablet Z features a gorgeous 1920 x 1200 display, 8MP rear camera, Android 4.1 (upgradable to 4.2 after launch), and runs the popular Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Oh, and did we mention it’s waterproof?

The tablet sure does look nice, but with a high price and so many other options already available, will anyone be waiting for this one?

Via: Sony

  • That picture, using the water, really bothered me….

  • boybert

    I will definitely consider buying. This is the first Android tablet that has really inspired me to want to buy.

  • BAoxymoron

    I’d buy it… Sony has impressed me with their openness with the android community not to mention the waterproof nature of the device is also a great plus and I really like the design

  • kwubba

    Can’t give the handwriting functionality up from my 10.1 note. That has changed my daily life @ work.

  • Shadowcell

    Sony sure knows how to make sexy rectangles…I mean just look at it. Makes me want to do naughty things to this parallelogram….

  • I just dont understand the business sense of some of these companies. You cannot sell an Android tablet — no matter the specs — at the same price point as an iPad and get widespread commercial sales. The masses will just buy iPads. You can hardly get them to even look at an Android device unless its significantly less expensive.

    • paul_cus

      They’ll find out soon enough. Good looking tablet, though.

      • michael arazan

        How is this better than a Nexus 10? We need some Tablet comparison charts again with reviews of performance with Nexus tablets, archos, nvidia, samsung, HP, Asus, etc, etc.

    • Austin Warren

      just throw an apple wall paper on there and the sheeps will come

  • Jonathan Bunch

    because I always want to use my tablet in the rain…

  • Finire

    Wait… a waterproof tablet?? Oh yes please!

    • Shadowcell

      I think when they mean waterproof they’re referring to the fact that a few droplets of water wouldn’t harm the device. Don’t attempt to chuck this down the Mississippi river like Huckleberry Finn.

      • Finire

        I was more of hoping to have one to go white water rafting with.

      • boybert

        There are several demos of the tablet being submerged in a fishbowl and still working properly, so it’s more than just splash-resistant.


  • EC8CH

    Appears to need a windshield wiper case.

  • PhoenixPath

    So, with it being water-proof and all, where are the speakers?

    Will you be able to hear them at all? I really like the speakers being on the front on the N10…was hoping that would become a standard on at least the larger tablets (though I do not see why, with some good design, it wouldn’t be possible even on smartphones…)

    • zurginator

      It would be possible — In fact all of my personal phone designs do indeed have front-facing stereo speakers, and have had this for over a year. If only I could get a design manufactured….. and yes, all of my designs are viable with current tech.

  • Christopher Chin

    Is Sony trying to be the apple of android? Beautiful, high priced electronics?

    • PhoenixPath

      The N10 32 is $499. Considering this has 16 *and* MicroSD?

      It’s a wash.

      (Unless you are an AOSP fanatic)

      • Or the amazing N10 screen. This looks nice but the screen res is too low for me now. lol

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Come on man. you won’t be able to tell the difference

          • I would but I just sold my Nexus 10, I can’t justify keeping a tablet that I use to watch Netflix on when I have a second computer monitor to watch it no. I have no need for a tablet at the moment maybe once I start college.

  • Tania N

    Am I the only one who scratched the computer screen thinking it was dirty?

  • Tony Byatt

    Probably not…Beautiful device, Hate the Sony Android skin…

  • What is this, a Diet Coke? What’s with all the water? (I know, I know, it’s waterproof, it’s awesome.)