Sony Xperia Tablet Z coming to Canada in Q2

Ian Hardy

February 25, 2013 7:27am


Sony officially announced the Xperia Tablet Z back in January but this was only for a release in Japan. This morning the company declared its global launch, including a Canadian release, in Q2. The design is similar to the Xperia Z smartphone and this thin tablet comes in at measly 6.9mm and weighs only 495 grams.

The Xperia Tablet Z is looking to take the crown for being the ‘most premium, high performance 10.1″ Android tablet available.’ Solid specs are packed into the Tablet Z: 1.5Ghz Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 8.1MP camera with “Exmor R for mobile” and a 2MP front-facing camera, One-touch connectivity with NFC (we saw this in action at CES with the mini speaker). In addition, the Tablet Z learnt and expanded from the Xperia Tablet S as it’s dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57), a 6000mAh battery and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Xperia Tablet Z will be available in black or white and in LTE and WiFi versions. For us Canadians we’ll only see the Wi-Fi model arrive in Q2 – you’ll be able to buy this at all major big box locations and the Sony Store – then potentially carriers will launch the LTE-enabled model later this year. No word yet on the price points.

Source: CNW

  • screamer

    Nobody need a tablet

  • Sd Card?

    But does it have an SD Card??
    If it does and priced correctly it will sell well.
    No SD Card?? Fail!

    Basically if you dont want/need and SD Card, NOTHING GETS CLOS TO N4 and N7.

    If you release a phone/tablet with no SD card and at a HIIGHER PRICE than the Ns, your product will fail.

    If you release a phone/tablet slightly more expensive than the Ns WITH SD card, your product will succeed. How hard is that for OEMs to get?
    No bootlockers please ( hear that HTC, and others?)

    • Mark

      Ummm, no. SD cards are barely relevant anymore. Too much of a performance hit reading/writing from them. Although proponents are loud they represent such a small part of the market it is just as well to abandon this old technology.

  • DC

    Once again, sony sucks. Who really needs its tablet in Canada? We only need the Xperia Z.

  • havoc

    Impressive specs and every tablet should include an HD screen, expandable storage, removable battery and water/dustproofing. The big question is does it support Cinavia like every other Sony device? If it does it’s dead on arrival for me.

  • rockman

    The Nexus 7 doesn’t compare to this. This is like a 10 incher isn’t it?

    Also the Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7 doesn’t hold a candle to the processor in this thing (the same processor as in Optimus G and Nexus 4).

  • Marty

    The article you’re quoting is just bad news. It’s not even real journalism and you think it’s the definitive truth about a new product that hasn’t even been released? Check your head.