Sony Xperia Tablet Z Release Pushed Back to May

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Although it is already available in Japan, the introduction of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z in other parts of the world has apparently been pushed back by about a month.

Sony Xperia Tablet ZThis tablet went on sale in Japan last week, about the same time it went up for pre-order in the UK. At that time, Sony’s webstore indicated that units that had been pre-ordered would be available in mid-April. The Sony Store UK now says that this computer isn’t going to be available until the “end of May”. No reason has been given for this delay.

In January, Sony said the Xperia Tablet Z will be available in America in the spring, but the U.S. Sony Store doesn’t yet even have a listing for the product, so it’s not likely to be available in this country before it debuts in Europe. 

More About the Sony Xperia Tablet Z 

Sony claims this is the slimmest tablet in the world at just 0.27 inches (6.9mm). It is a full-size tablet with a 10.1 inch touchscreen at a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. It is water- and dust-resistent (IP55 & IP57).

The Xperia Tablet Z runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM. It includes 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot to add additional capacity. An upgrade to Android 4.2 has been promised.

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

Learn more about this tablet in our Sony Xperia Tablet Z Hands-On-Preview.

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