When people are considering buying a tablet, many of them are thinking iPad all the way. However, over the past couple of years there have been more and more manufacturers that entered the tablet market, some of them having a great success such as Google with its Nexus devices or Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the latter being the most popular one when it comes to cheap but decent products.
At Mobile World Congress Sony has unveiled its latest 10-inch tablet called Xperia Tablet Z, which is considered to be one of the most appealing 10-incher nowadays. The company hasn’t announced when the tablet will be released in the Western regions, but it seems that Sony will launch it on its home ground Japan. To be more exact, the LTE version Sony Xperia Tablet Z has been announced by Japanese mobile network NTT Docomo. The carrier has mentioned that the device will be available for purchase as of March 22. In case you are interested and want to be sure you’ll get one, you can pre-order it starting March 9.
The LTE model of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z has similar technical specifications to he Wi-Fi only, which was showed off at MWC. The handset sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2 GB of RAM, a display that has a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 (which measures 10 inches, naturally) and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. The operating system comes along with the Sony’s own UI. If we are to believe the company, the Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest tablet in the world thanks to its 6.9 mm chassis design.
The Xperia Tablet Z will be sold in Japan for ¥85,470 ($913). It’s a little expensive, but maybe the company will lower the price later on. We;ll keep you posted when the release dates for the other regions will e made public.