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Sony’s thin waterproof Xperia Tablet Z to be announced in Japan next week

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Sony’s thin waterproof Xperia Tablet Z to be announced in Japan next week
Yesterday we heard about an upcoming Sony Xperia Tablet Z, with high-resolution display and waterproof body. Sony has been left out in the tablet wars precisely because of the resolution its latest Xperia Tablet S shipped with, as well as some issues with the water resistance that prompted a sales halt.

The Xperia Tablet Z may apparently be announced as soon as next week, coming to Japan's NTT DoCoMo carrier lineup, with a 1920x1200 pixels 10 inch display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, plus one 8 MP camera on the back, all in a body that is just 6.9 mm thin and water tight. Not the iPad 4's or Nexus 10's screen resolutions, but much more than the current HD displays Sony uses for its slates anyway. 

As usual, we are waiting with bated breath for the announcement and the price point. If this waterproof trend in thin devices from Sony keeps up, the company has every chance to have found a niche the big players haven't filled yet. Here's the full specs list that is rumored to become reality January 22nd, when DoCoMo should be unveiling its spring portfolio:

  • 10.1-inch full HD display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 8.1 MP rear camera, 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • NFC
  • LTE
  • Water- and dust-proof IP55/IP57
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • 6.9 mm thin
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Sony’s thin waterproof Xperia Tablet Z to be announced in Japan next week

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posted on 17 Jan 2013, 04:06 2

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


DoCoMo exclusive...
Cmom!!! Don't act like AT&T!!! Otherwise I'm disappointing :(

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 19:13 1

10. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


yes, you are disappointing..

But I'm disappointed..

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 04:09 12

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


WATCH MOVIES UNDER THE RAIN..

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 04:59 13

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


Sony is getting better and better

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:03 1

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


Totally!! please give the xperia Z and the Tablet Z!!! thanks

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:54 3

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6517; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Damn 6000it mah battery &have water resistant. The perfect time to buy this tablet.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:20 3

5. tahnik (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


6000 mAh!!!!

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:27

6. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i wonder if there is any other company which can produce waterproof products?

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:02

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


HTC but, Japan only, I hope they learn from sony, cause I really like sense

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:30 1

9. oister85 (Posts: 401; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


not fare i jst bought the xperia tablet s. now they have a new tablet

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 20:12

11. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


why still at s4 pro? snapdragon 800 is out and also tegra 4!!!

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 05:27

12. rogerthat1945 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


Looks set to be great; if it don`t get too hot..
I hope its as good as my Fujitsu Arrows X F-10D to play Riptide GP in the bath.
But I prefer fatter and more battery. P.S. Stick a solar panel on the back.

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