Sony Xperia Z Tablet Now Available Globally; US Price Starts at $499


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Jan 5, 2011

The new flagship Android tablet from Sony just went global a couple of days ago. Sony announced the world-wide availability of their new Xperia Z tablet. You can get it in the United States starting at $499.99 at Amazon. That price might seem a bit steep for an Android tablet, but this the main advantage of this tab is you can use it in nearly any conditions, rain, snow or sunshine. It is also the thinnest and lightest tablet on the market. Here's a spec-list and Sony press release,
  • 10-inch 1080p
  • Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage (and other larger options available)
  • A microSD slot for additional expansion
  • 8MP Sony Exmor R camera
  • Optional 4G LTE connectivity (for a price jump)

LONDON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

World's slimmest*, lightest** tablet hits shelves across the globe

Ultimate entertainment tablet comes in 4G or WiFi and a choice of black or white

Red Dot Design Award 2013 joins growing list of accolades

Sony Mobile today announced that Xperia Tablet Z - the world's slimmest, lightest premium Android tablet - is now available to buy across the globe through Sony's retail and operator partners as well as online channels. The multi-award winning product - which recently picked up a Red Dot Design Award 2013 - has received the largest number of pre-orders of any Sony tablet to date.

Xperia Tablet Z captures the very best of Sony's technology, design, connectivity and entertainment in a premium high-performance water-resistant tablet. It's incredibly slim and lightweight and includes Sony's stunning and now familiar OmniBalance design that perfectly complements its smartphone sibling - the smash hit Xperia Z. Xperia Tablet Z is available in black or white finishes and in 4G or WiFi versions.

"Xperia Tablet Z has received an incredibly positive response since it was announced and this is demonstrated by the strong pre-orders the product has received," said Tomokazu Tajima , Senior Vice President, Head of UX Creative Design and Planning, at Sony Mobile Communications. "We believe we have created the ultimate tablet experience and one that is uniquely Sony. Who else would design a tablet that can be used as a media center, a TV remote control - as well as sync seamlessly with Xperia Z and be submerged for 30 minutes underwater!?"

Xperia Tablet Z is also the best connected tablet available and continues Sony's unique one-touch function story using NFC. No other company is making it easier to enjoy content between multiple products such as TVs, speakers and smartphones than Sony.

A number of companion accessories are also available from Sony Stores and registered retailers including a charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector and stylish leather Carrying Cover that comes in black, white or red.
For further details and specifications please visit here. Please visit your local Sony website for further details on availability and pricing.

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 and tablet 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: Xperia? Smartphones from Sony - Sony Smartphones

*Verified in 10″ tablet class at time of announcement in February 2013

**Verfied in 10" tablet class with water resistance at time of announcement in February 2013.

Source: Sony Mobile's Xperia Tablet Z? Now Available Worldwide -- LONDON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
That's a nice picture of it. I'd like to see it in person.