Xperia Tablet Z in SA this July

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Sony Mobile South Africa today announced, to a small group of press, that it would have its flagship Xperia Tablet Z in the country, this July. The sleek Android tablet was originally announced for Japan in the middle of January.

The delayed arrival will be frustrating for those who’ve been waiting to get their hands on Sony’s tablet. The 10.1-inch device boasts a full HD display, LTE connectivity, and has the thinnest body of any tablet, at just 6.9mm thick. Weighing just 495g, it also makes other tablets look like right fatties. Good on ya, Sony.

Like the range-topping Xperia Z phone, the tablet also has waterproofing, and can take a few knocks. We’ve seen Sony reps repeatedly punish their equipment, making onlookers cringe, and there’s yet to be an “Oops, it broke” moment. We don’t see Samsung or Apple doing the same.

Despite launching it to the press, today, the company was still hesitant to give an exact launch day. The current date is merely July. And the current price is, “we’ve not yet confirmed anything.”

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.