Sony Middle East and Africa today launched its sleek and stylish Xperia Tablet Z – the 10-inch tablet that unveiled to rave reviews at the Mobile World Congress in February this year.

Keeping with the promise to launch the Xperia Tablet Z in Q2 2013, Sony introduced the tablet extension of its flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z, at a workshop held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dubai. Both products combine premium specifications with the best of Sony technology, entertainment, design and connectivity.

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Premium Tablet Design

Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1-inch LTE Android tablet available. Built from quality materialsand featuring the same stunning OmniBalance design as its smartphone sibling, Xperia Tablet Z is also incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g. Available in black or white and in LTE and WiFi versions, it is the first tablet to run on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.**

Kazutoyo Araki, General Manager, IT Marketing Division, Sony Middle East and Africa said: “The Xperia Tablet Z is a game-changer in terms of its design and diversity of communication and entertainment offerings. From Sony’s innovative One-Touch technology to a slim, durable, waterproof exterior, the Xperia Tablet Z is an exemplary Android device that will help us remain a frontrunner in the industry. We know this from the incredible success of its predecessor, the Xperia Z, features of which have been seamlessly captured in the Tablet.”

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Integrated Sony Technology

With a 10.1-inch HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the Xperia Tablet Z delivers enhanced colour reproduction for a brilliant TV-like viewing experience. It also draws upon Sony’s camera expertise with an 8MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” as well as a 2MP HD front-facing camera for capturing the best images in any condition. Sony’s S-Force Front Surround 3D guarantees soul-shaking audio performance alongside Sony’s Clear Audio+ mode. The innovative use of two in-built speakers with four ‘speaker halls’ on the left and right corners delivers amazing sound no matter how it is held. Xperia Tablet Z also includes Battery STAMINA mode, Sony’s unique battery management technology that can significantly improve standby time. The WiFi variant offers up to 64GB of storage with an optional mircoSD card.

Seamless One-touch Connectivity

Xperia Tablet Z includes more connectivity options than any other tablet. It also offers Sony’s One-Touch functions that allow users to transfer content seamlessly from HD tablet to TV, tablet to speaker or phone to tablet just by tapping them together. One-touch functions are a key component of Sony’s device range this year and no other consumer electronics company is bringing as many NFC-enabled products to market. The tablet’s Universal IR Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices – as well as products from other manufacturers – directly from the tablet. Moreover, TV SideView is a new application that gives users an entirely new way to interact with the TV.


Sony’s Media Applications

Sony’s signature media applications – “WALKMAN”, Movies and Album – allow users to enjoy, control and view content regardless of their device.

Xperia Tablet Z Accessories

Xperia Tablet Z has launched with a number of accessories including a charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector and Leather Carrying Cover that comes in black, white or red.

Xperia Tablet Z is available on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and can be upgraded to 4.2 when launched for the latest Android user experience.

Key features for Xperia Tablet Z

10.1” HD 1920x1200p WUXGA Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
S-Force Front Surround 3D
The world’s thinnest design at 6.9 mm and lightweight at 495g for 10.1” water resistant tablet
Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass front display
Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz asynchronous quad CPUs and 2GB RAM
One-touch connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC)
A unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces
8 MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” and Superior Auto plus 2MP HD front camera
Battery STAMINA mode further improves the standby time.

The new Xperia Tablet Z and accessories by Sony will be retailed in the UAE from mid-June, 2013.