Sony Xperia Tablet Z always destined for end-May availability

Sony Xperia Tablet Z always destined for end-May availability

You may recall I penned a piece a few days ago on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z being delayed to the end of May from its original mid-April launch window.

Well it turns out there's no delay at all – Sony has informed us it was always planned to launch then and the only error was in saying it would go on sale in April in the first place.

We're quite excited about the Sony Xperia Tablet Z to tell you the truth, and not just because it's effectively the Xperia Z of tablets. It won't be the cheapest tablet in town – prices start at £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version, but you get quite a bit for your money.

A 10.1in 1,920 x 1,200-resolution display (or an HD Reality Display as Sony calls it) starts off the good work, and is ably backed up by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

You also get an 8MP Exmor R-based camera, NFC and waterproofing to pick another trio of features at random, while for another £50 you can up the 16GB storage to 32GB, and for £100 extra enjoy 4G LTE connectivity.

Considering the Xperia Tablet Z was only announced at Mobile World Congress just over a month ago, the claimed launch window of May 28-29 isn't a ridiculous wait. It's just a shame that Sony's own technical glitch had us expecting it would be available as soon as a couple of weeks from now.

"Xperia Tablet Z became available for pre-order last week and we’re delighted by the incredible response. During this process however, some Sony customers were misinformed of the expected delivery date to be 12th-15th April," Sony's statement reads.

"This was in error and has never been the case; the units will be delivered as scheduled at the end of May. We apologise for any confusion caused – customers are being contacted individually by phone (or email if unavailable) to ensure the correct information reaches them."

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 3, 2013 at 14:24

Wonder if this will sell well. Though I'm no Android fan, I'd like for at least one of those tablets semi-decent sales. A) to keep Apple on their toes and B ) So all the wasted articles and reviews and rumour posts haven't been for nothing.

krogothnx  Apr. 3, 2013 at 15:51

For that to work, they're gonna need to steal some iPad customers.

iPad customers are probably, in general, fairly superficial. iPad has a better screen for similar money, so they'll buy that.

Shame, since everything else is superior.

corgi74  Apr. 4, 2013 at 08:00

For that to work, they're gonna need to steal some iPad customers.

iPad customers are probably, in general, fairly superficial. iPad has a better screen for similar money, so they'll buy that.

Shame, since everything else is superior.


Generalise much?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 4, 2013 at 08:32

Yeah, krogo...
There are a few issues with your pov. A) Before the iPad nobody saw a need or want for pads/tablets. Since the iPad there have been hundreds (!!!) of Android tabs. Not ONE big hit tab. Not one must-have tablet optimised app a la Garageband etc etc Yet, Android fans insist their tabs are superior. Well, go, buy them, then. The iPad is an unnecessary, enjoyable product - for a number of reasons - and no two reasons are the same for any two customers.
B ) IF Apple customers are so much more superficial that they buy iPads because of the better screen, then why don't they buy quadcore phones with more mega pixels etc etc?

Ach, I could go on and on, but as my Vikink granny used to say: don't feed the trolls befor coffee :p

corgi74  Apr. 4, 2013 at 08:43


B ) IF Apple customers are so much more superficial that they buy iPads because of the better screen, then why don't they buy quadcore phones with more mega pixels etc etc?


Exactly. I honestly have no idea what the clock speed or memory is on my iPhone or iPad and to be honest I don't really care as they feel fast enough for what I need to do.
Just look at all the fuss because the S4 will 'only' have 4 cores in the UK and not 8.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 4, 2013 at 08:48

hahahaha... Yeah... as if the G300 for £99 had a problem with Angry Birds or P*rnhub ;) :p

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