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Sony Xperia Tablet Z announced, as a slim, light and waterproof device

Formerly Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile has unveiled the Xperia Tablet Z at Mobile World Congress 2013 with a 10-inch screen, and that it is due to arrive in May.

Omio - Sony Xperia Z tablet

It has a 1,920 x 1,200 HD display, backed by the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 (as does the Xperia Z handset).

There is a similar look to that mobile phone, with its OmioBalance flatness concept that has been taken across to the tablet

Sony has noted that it has the world’s slimmest and lightest design, coming it at 6.9mm thick and weighing in at 495g.

This is along with carrying a durability rating of IP55 and IP57, making it both dust and water resistant – with a durable glass screen.

Powering the tablet is a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, with 2GB of RAM and support for 64GB microSD cards.

It will be available with 16 or 32GB amounts of internal storage – in the Wi-Fi edition – where the LTE version, has 16GB.

On-board is an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that has the Sony Exmor R sensor, with a 2MP front facing version: both are capable of HD video recording.

There are also four speakers at the front, with the company’s S-Force Surround 3D sound; NFC; an infrared adaptor, allowing the Z to become a universal remote, and it runs Jelly Bean 4.1 – with 4.2 coming after launch.

Stay tuned to Omio, as we are publishing hands-on images and a video walkthrough of the Xperia Tablet Z, this week.

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Rob Kerr