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

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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22 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 940; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I concur.

15. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

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

17. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

NoOO. Soft touch back is best!

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

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

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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...

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

13. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I lolled at "hoe sonny".

19. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

sorry that's hoe-how hahahaha

8. marchels14 unregistered

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

9. CorianU

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I'd buy it for $499.

10. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Awaiting It release! My dream tablet!

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i want one, right NOW.

16. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

WOW this is so sexy. i want one.

18. Devon

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

20. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 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.

21. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

22. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 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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