Sony Xperia Tablet Z on the way
Sony is working on a new Android tablet known as the Xperia Tablet Z, according to rumours
Sony is working on a new Xperia Android tablet called the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, reports claim.
While this is by no means a certainty, the rumour comes from a Japanese Twitter account called @Xperia_info and we're leaning to the side of cautious optimism with this one.
The 10.1-inch slate will follow on from its predecessors, the original Sony Tablet S and the revamped Sony Xperia Tablet S. Like its immediate predecessor bearing the same Xperia brand, the Xperia Tablet Z will feature a waterproofing treatment.
For storage there's 32GB onboard and while there hasn't been any mention of microSD we wouldn't rule it out just yet. You'll also get an 8-megapixel camera and a huge 6,000mAh battery pack.
Allegedly the whole device will measure a mere 6.9mm thick which surely has to be a contender for the thinnest tablet ever.
There aren't any pictures yet and there's no word on styling or design, but if it's sharing the Xperia Z monkier with its smartphone cousins chances are good it'll also share a similar aesthetic. Glass on the back panel perhaps?
Of course there's no info on when or where the Xperia Tablet Z might get a release, but if real we wouldn't be at all surprised if it popped up at Mobile World Congress next month.
We will be sure to bring you any more we hear on this.