Sony first announced the Xperia Tablet Z for the Japanese market back in late January, but then at Mobile World Congress is February, it confirmed the tablet would be coming to the UK later in the year. Luckily, we’ve not had long to wait as the device is now showing up as a pre-order in Sony’s online webstore.
There are two versions available, one with 16GB of memory and the other with 32GB, but sadly the 3G/4G model is still waiting for launch. If you’re wanting the basic 16GB Wi-Fi tablet, you’ll need £400 in your pocket, while an extra £50 will bag you the 32GB Xperia Tablet Z. These prices are very similar to Apple and Samsung’s tablet prices, with the 16GB iPad and the Galaxy Note 10.1 also costing £400.
By choosing Sony’s tablet you get a 10.1-inch screen with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera. The tablet is also equipped with NFC and is even waterproof, so you needn’t worry if you’re browsing in the bath!
The Xperia Tablet Z was one of Mobile World Congress’ biggest hits, where its thin, lightweight, slab-like chassis made it really comfortable to hold, and its cool software features added to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system – such as the photo gallery and the Walkman music player – worked really well.
If you pre-order the Xperia Tablet Z through Sony now, you can expect it to be delivered around mid-April.