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Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on videos emerge, signature power key is the new Xperia design trademark

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on videos emerge, signature power key is the new Xperia design trademark
Sony just announced its Xperia Tablet Z in the beginning of the week as part of the NTT DoCoMo spring portfolio, and we already heard that the waterproof slate will expand its reach beyond Japan at some point.

The big news about Sony's Android tablet is not that it sports a 1920x1200 pixels display - after all, we had the iPad 3/4 and Nexus 10 last year - but that the Full HD resolution display is crammed into an extremely thin 6.9mm waterproof chassis, with stellar design to boot.

Hands-on photos and videos have already emerged, as you can see in the slideshow below, and if they prove anything, it's that the design feels as pretty as the renders we saw upon launch. Another thing for the casual observer is that the Tablet Z actually sports the same circular metal power key we first saw on the Xperia Z, so it's a hint of a new design trend for the 2013 Xperia lineuup right there.

Indeed, Sony Mobile Communications' Wikipedia entry was updated to reflect that "The Sony Ericsson Liquid Energy Logo which was the hallmark logo used on Sony Mobile products up until the 2012 series of phones was replaced with a new signature power button design as the new design signature hallmark to easily identify a Sony cellular phone which debuted with the 2013 series of Xperia mobile phones."

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 06:29 33

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


THAT............IS............A..........SEXY.....​...TABLET!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 06:35 14

2. blingblingthing (Posts: 458; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I concur.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:48

15. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


I agree but, they should have kept the glass on the back :(

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:20

17. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


NoOO. Soft touch back is best!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 06:37

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


sexy.....too bad its close to a $1000

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 06:40 16

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


thats not a final number bro just speculation for now.. but even if it was (hopefully not) i think its built extremely well enough to be a "top dollar" tablet ......also this is surely not your ordinary tablet bro

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 06:49 1

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


is this running 4.2? coz the UI is still not that good on this one... i like the look of the nexus 10...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 07:06

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Dunno if the price tag or the 6000mAh is the most disappointing feature.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 07:43 2

7. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


actually, there are reviews that shows hoe sony optimize 6000mah to last 10hrs. of web browsing

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:01 1

13. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 888; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I lolled at "hoe sonny".

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:27 1

19. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


sorry that's hoe-how hahahaha

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 07:58

8. marchels14 (unregistered)


That is good looking design. I think Sony got this one right for once.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:23 1

9. CorianU (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


I'd buy it for $499.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:38

10. Andrewtst (Posts: 358; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Awaiting It release! My dream tablet!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:05 4

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6678; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Can't wait to buy this z tablet! Glad i skip the s tablet. Looks beautiful

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:12

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Had Sony just kept the exact specs but with the screen diagonal being 8.5 inches - they would hit a homerun.

I'm just sick of how companies just follow each other instead of thinking on their own

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:01 5

14. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i want one, right NOW.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:05

16. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


WOW this is so sexy. i want one.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:51

18. Devon (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Looks great, I just wish these tablets would lose the bezel or make it smaller like the Razr M.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:56 2

20. DerryAhmad (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 May 2012)


This tablet is the sexiest of them all! I want this already!
Glad Sony's using the "skeleton frame' design from the Xperia Z phone.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:54

21. BattleBrat (Posts: 1147; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


actually the design isnt that different from the Walkman X, thinner larger and all black

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 14:35 1

22. Eonnaydra (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I really don't understand why people don't buy Sony's handsets!This is the best Android tablet !Sexy,premium design,top specs!
Samsung looks like s**t against Sony.

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