It’s official – the Sony Xperia Tablet Z release date is coming to the US this Spring.
Back in January, the world got its first glimpse at the Sony Xperia Z Tablet – a tablet which according to Sony was the thinnest 10-incher in the world. Boasting top-end specs and features including impressive water-resistant properties, it seemed highly unlikely that Sony would pass up the chances to unleash the Xperia Z Tablet on the US market.
Of course they wouldn’t…and indeed they won’t.
So when said release date rolls around, what exactly will the Xperia Z Tablet bring to the US table in terms of specs and features to set it apart from its rivals?
Well, as far as Sony’s thinness claims go there’s little room for dispute – the Xperia Z Tablet measures in at just 6.9mm which although just 0.3mm slimmer still means Sony’s tab takes the prize on paper. And then of course there’s its water-proof properties, which have already been dubbed little more than a gimmick by some, but can you honestly say that you’ve never, ever wished you could watch a movie or play a game or your tablet PC which in the tub?
Under the hood lies a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor which along with 2GB or RAM certainly delivers enough raw-grunt. Internal storage options come in at 32GB for $499 and 64GB for $599, meaning that the Sony Xperia Z Tablet is certainly priced to rival the likes of the iPad 4.
There’s also the neat way in which the Xperia Z doubles as a universal infra-red remote control for any other number of Sony devices and appliances, which again could be considered a gimmick but is nonetheless hours of guaranteed fun.
It remains to be seen therefore how the Xperia Z Tablet performs in the US following its Spring release date, but on paper at least it has pretty much everything needed to make a name for itself…including what are becoming oh-so important gimmicks.