Sony announces the Xperia Z, a new 10.1 inch Android powered tablet with a slimmer waistline than the new iPad. Sony, the company formerly known as “Amazing” is making some changes. It’s a good thing too. I won’t say the mighty have fallen… But surely it’s tripped and stumbled on its road to the modern-day. Yes Sony TVs, various media devices other tech still fetch a pretty penny if looking at MSRP. The reviews of said products paint a picture that is far from cutting edge. Without a strong leg in the audio device market, Sony’s bread and butter from an age-long past, the company is reduced to being labeled “that other gaming company.”
That’s all being turned on its ear. It’s carpe diem folks. Sony is casting a wide net to seize the day with its Windows 8 Tap 20 from last year. Now we have a new tablet zeroing right in on the iPad market. It’s thinner and lighter than the new iPad while still maintaining a 10.1 inch display and is reportedly waterproof to boot. The pad for Apple takes the resolution crown where the Retina display dances on the Xperia Z and its 1920 x 1200 HD resolution. There is a quad-core 1.5Ghz processor under the hood and 8-megapixel camera. The phone will slurp net connectivity with 4G LTE speeds.
We don’t know when or how much or even where. Obviously it is hitting Japan. We do know, interestingly enough, a custom micro USB cord will allow the Xperia z Tablet to use the Xperia Z Smartphone as a mobile batter charger. That’s handy!
Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.