Ultra-thin 10.1" Sony Xperia Tablet Z Officially Unveiled
January 21, 2013 8:44 AM
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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
). 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.
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1/22/2013 6:37:00 AM
Games on any touchscreen suck way too much to play.
There are a ton of small indie games that work especially well with touch, like "World of Goo" and such...
As for real games, I found Civilization 5, Heroes 4/5 etc, on my TM2 quite nice. The new X-Com is almost good for a tablet too, if you can get used to the scrolling... an active digitizer with hover functionality helps a ton here. For another genre example, Eve Online works great as well if you ignore the chat.
There is a huge potential in tablet gaming if developers start to pay more attention to it.
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