Sony Xperia Tablet Z now available worldwide starting at $499 in the USA

May 21, 2013
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z aa 600px (4)At long last Sony’s¬†Xperia Tablet Z is¬†available¬†world wide. According to an¬†official¬†statement¬†released¬†by the huge Japanese electronics company the device is now¬†available for purchase through Sony’s retail stores and via third parties.

The Tablet Z¬†is generally seen as the best tablet Sony has made to date and so its global release has been greatly¬†anticipated. Sony are touting the device as “the world’s slimmest, lightest premium Android tablet.”¬†The 10-inch 1080p tablet has a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM and a¬†minimum¬†of 16GB of internal storage. Along with a microSD slot for additional¬†expansion, the device comes with an 8MP Sony Exmor R camera¬†and optional 4G LTE¬†connectivity.

Until this¬†official¬†word from Sony there has been several different rumors about the Tablet Z’s launch including hopes of a mid-April¬†launch¬†in the UK. This was then pushed back to May. In the USA Amazon.com are currently listing the 16GB version for $499.99. The current estimated delivery date is May 24th. In the UK Clove are listing the 16GB LTE version of the device for ¬£499 with a slightly later delivery date of June 1st.

According to Sony’s UK website there will be three versions available¬†the 16GB Wi-Fi version for ¬£399. A 32GB Wi-Fi version for ¬£449 and the 4G at ¬£499 as Clove are listing. In the US the¬†official¬†Sony prices are $499.99, and $599.99 for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi versions.

As well as weighing just 1.09 lbs (495 grams), the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water and dust resistant. Sony reckons the device can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes without any problems!

Now that the device will be hitting the stores are you going to get one? If you can’t make up your mind, checkout our¬†Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Google Nexus 10¬†comparison¬†and watch our hands on video below.

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