Lightweight contender packs easy connectivity options At Mobile World Congress, Sony Mobile has announced that Xperia Tablet Z what they're claiming to be the slimmest and lightest 10.1″ water resistant tablet available. The Xperia Z will launch globally in Q2 2013 and, additionally, Sonys flagship smartphone, Xperia Z will roll out in stores worldwide from today. Sony says both products combine premium specifications with the best of Sony technology, entertainment, design and connectivity. Sony claim the Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1 Android tablet available. Available in black or white and in LTE and WiFi versions, it is the first tablet to run on Qualcomms Snapdragon S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and, they claim, has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes. Xperia Tablet Z sets new standards in entertainment by matching premium specifications and Sony technology with cross-device connectivity and a consistent user-experience, said Kaz Tajima, Corporate Vice President, Head of UX Creative Design and Planning, at Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia Tablet Z reinforces our intention to be a leading player in the premium Android device market, by building on the principles established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimising them for the tablet form factor. Xperia Tablet Z incorporates a 10.1 HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and also draws upon Sonys camera know-how with an 8MP rear camera featuring Exmor R for mobile as well as a 2MP HD front-facing camera. technology that can significantly improve standby time. The WiFi variant also offers up to 64GB of storage with an optional microSD card. One-touch functions are a key component of Sonys device range this year and no other consumer electronics company is bringing as many NFC-enabled products to market. The tablets Universal IR Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices as well as products from other manufacturers. Sonys signature media applications WALKMAN, Movies and Album allow users to enjoy, control and view unlimited content regardless of their device. The Sony Entertainment Network can also be accessed from these applications and includes Music Unlimited with more than 18 million songs and Facebook social integration as well as Video Unlimited with access to over 100,000 movies and TV series.