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Sony goes official with its latest Android tablet

Sony in Japan today officially announced Sony’s new Xperia Tablet Z tablet. The tablet is tipped to enter the Japanese market this spring and promises to be semi-rugged.

The tablet promises to be waterproof and dustproof while being impressively thin at 6.9 mm thick (thinner than the anorexic iPad mini). Sony also says the tablet is light at about 495 g. The Tablet Z will have a 10.1-inch screen sporting WUXGA resolution using the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for high-quality images.

The new tablet will have an 8.1 megapixel camera using an Exmor R CMOS sensor. The fancy camera on the tablet is able to automatically recognize the scene and adjust exposures automatically so they come out with high quality in dark. The camera also has an Auto Low Premium feature that selects optimal settings automatically for the best images in dark environments.

The Xperia Tablet Z features S-Force Front Surround 3-D virtual sound technology, and has integrated Near Field Communication technology allowing users to share photos and video with other Xperia smartphone and tablet users at the touch of a button. This NFC transport feature can also be used to share music.

Other hardware features of the tablet include Android 4.1 and a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor. The tablet also has integrated LTE technology and will be available in black or white colors. Pricing is unannounced at this time.
 
Sony also recently revealed its gorgeous Xperia Z smartphone which features a 5” 1080p display.

Sources: Sony, Engadget



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RE: Sweet.
By asrey on 1/21/2013 9:40:32 AM , Rating: 2
Sony got its mojo back!

I've been waiting for a 10" LTE Tablet, this is the excuse to get one now! :P

Next phone will be a Z Xperia too, already had the Xperia S, love it, Z is even better!


RE: Sweet.
By mcnabney on 1/21/2013 5:22:25 PM , Rating: 2
The pint-sized battery is going to be a huge Achilles Heel for this device. Half the power of iPad 3/4 with similar specs = half of the battery life. It only has 25% more battery life than Nexus 7 and only 2/3 of the Nexus 10. I would guess somewhere between 4-5 hours. That ain't good...


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