Xperia Tablet Z is latest addition to premium family of products
Acclaimed flagship smartphone Xperia Z out now worldwide
BARCELONA, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - At Mobile World Congress, Sony Mobile
Communications ("Sony Mobile") today announced that Xperia Tablet Z -
the slimmest* and lightest** 10.1" water resistant tablet available -
will launch globally in Q2 calendar 2013. Additionally, Sony's flagship
smartphone, Xperia Z will roll out in stores worldwide from today.
Since it was announced in January, Xperia Z has won 13 awards and
received the widest ranging of any Sony smartphone to date with 140 sales channels in 60 markets across the globe. Both
products combine premium specifications with the best of Sony
technology, entertainment, design and connectivity.
Premium Tablet Design
Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1" Android tablet available. Built from quality materials and featuring the same stunning
OmniBalance design as its smartphone sibling, Xperia Tablet Z is also
incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g. Available in black
or white and in LTE and WiFi versions, it is the first tablet to run on
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and has the highest
levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet,
making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.***
"Xperia Tablet Z sets new standards in entertainment by matching premium
specifications and Sony technology with cross-device connectivity and a
consistent user-experience," said Kaz Tajima, Corporate Vice President,
Head of UX Creative Design and Planning, at Sony Mobile Communications.
"Xperia Tablet Z reinforces our intention to be a leading player in the
premium Android device market, by building on the principles
established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimising them for the tablet
Integrated Sony Technology
Xperia Tablet Z includes the very best of Sony technology. With a 10.1"
HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, it delivers
enhanced colour reproduction for a brilliant TV-like viewing
experience. It also draws upon Sony's camera expertise with an 8MP rear
camera featuring "Exmor R for mobile" as well as a 2MP HD front-facing
camera for capturing the best images in any condition. Sony's S-Force
Front Surround 3D, guarantees soul-shaking audio performance alongside
Sony's Clear Audio+ mode and the innovative use of two in-built
speakers with four 'speaker halls' on the left and right corners
delivers amazing sound no matter how it is held. Xperia Tablet Z also
includes Battery STAMINA mode, Sony's unique battery management
technology that can significantly improve standby time. The WiFi
variant also offers up to 64GB of storage with an optional microSD
Seamless One-touch Connectivity
Xperia Tablet Z includes more connectivity options than any other
tablet. It also includes Sony's One-Touch functions that let users
transfer content seamlessly from HD tablet to TV, tablet to speaker or phone to tablet just by touching them
together. One-touch functions are a key component of Sony's device
range this year and no other consumer electronics company is bringing
as many NFC-enabled products to market. The tablet's Universal IR
Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices - as well
as products from other manufacturers - directly from the tablet placing
the device at the heart of the home. TV SideView is a new application
that gives users an entirely new way to interact with the TV.****
Sony's media applications
Sony's signature media applications - "WALKMAN", Movies and Album -
allow users to enjoy, control and view content regardless of their
device. The Sony Entertainment Network can also be accessed from these
applications and includes Music Unlimited with more than 18 million
songs and Facebook social integration as well as Video Unlimited with
access to over 100,000 movies and TV series.*****
Xperia Tablet Z Accessories
Xperia Tablet Z will launch with a number of accessories including a
charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector and Leather Carrying Cover
that comes in Black, White or Red. These will be available from Sony
stores or registered retailers.
Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is
upgradable to 4.2 after launch for the latest Android user experience.
Key features for Xperia Tablet Z
10.1" HD 1920x1200p WUXGA Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
S-Force Front Surround 3D
The world's slimmest* design at 6.9 mm and lightest** at 495g for 10.1"
water resistant tablet
Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass front
Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz asynchronous quad CPUs and 2GB
One-touch connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC)
A unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth
8 MP rear camera featuring "Exmor R for mobile" and Superior Auto plus
2MP HD front camera
Battery STAMINA mode further improves the standby time.
* Verified in 10" tablet class at time of announcement.
** Verified in 10" tablet class with water resistance at the time of
*** In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia Z is protected against the
ingress of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and
covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low
pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance
with IP55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1 meter of freshwater for up
to 30 minutes in compliance with IP57.
**** TV SideView - can be downloaded from Google Play - service depends
on country availability
***** Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by
region, please see www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details.
About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony
Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game,
communications, key device and information technology products for both
the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures,
computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely
positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in
the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile
Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content
and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked
entertainment experiences. For more information: http://www.sonymobile.com
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