MWC2013: Slim Sony Xperia Tablet Z Gets Its Global Unveiling

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Mobile World Congress 2013NTT DoCoMo stole a bit of Sony’s thunder last month by announcing a version of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, but today was the official global announcment of this Adroid tablet at MWC. 

Sony claims this upcoming device is going to be the slimmest tablet in the world.  It is going to  be just 0.27 inches (6.9mm) thin. It will weigh in a 1 lbs. and 2.4 ounces.

Sony Xperia Tablet ZThe Xperia Z Itis going to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM. It will have 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot to add additional capacity. AN upgrade to Android 4.2 has been promised.

This will be a full-size tablet with a 10.1 inch touchscreen at a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. It will be water- and dust-resistent (IP55 & IP57).

Other features will include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Qualcomm NFC. There will be an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2 MP front one. It will even feature an IR port to allow it to be used as a univarsal remote.

This slate is going to be able to function in tandem with the Sony Xperia Z smartphone, wirelessly swapping files back-and-forth with NFC.  ?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 optimizing them for the tablet form factor,? says Kaz Tajima, head of UX creative design and planning at Sony Mobile Communications.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is scheduled to be released in the U.S. this spring. There is no word yet on price.

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Expect a hands-on preview of the Xperia Tablet Z from MWC in short order.

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