Posts tagged with: Xperia Tablet Z
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    In the past six months, I've handled some of the world's most advanced mobile technology, including BlackBerry's new Z10 flagship, Nokia's one-of-a-kind N9 smartphone, and Sony's super-portable Xperia Tablet Z. And the thing I value most from these experiences isn't the Z10's unified messaging hub, or the N9's one-of-a-kind interface, or even the Tablet Z's water-resistant nature. Rather, the aspect I love most about these three products is that they all offer a variation on a buttonless unlock. This revelation might force you to question my priorities, and I acknowledge that idolizing ...

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    For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you ... read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there's precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There's not much chance to ask questions, seek clarifications, or take a quick look at that one little detail. For a while, we've been trying to break down the wall between reviewer and reader - to allow you ...

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    Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors and leaks about a top-of-the-line camera phone with what looks like a moon crater on it. Sometimes you gotta put all that into a podcast with the original cadre of Pocketnow 'casters, and see what comes out. All that, plus the longest outtake reel in the history of Pocketnow, more Nokia EOS rumors than you can shake a stick at, the first-ever ...

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    The Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest, lightest, most beautiful 10-inch Android tablet we've ever come across - but it's still a 10-inch Android tablet, and thus still at a disadvantage in terms of a tablet app ecosystem. That said, we've given Sony's latest slate the full review treatment and found it to be pretty impressive. Between its portability, vibrant display, and water resistance, "the Z" brings plenty to the table in the fight against other, more popular tablet computers. Ultimately, though, in a punch-for-punch contest, how does Sony's super-slim beauty stack up against Apple's ...

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    For years, it's been tough to recommend a 10-inch Android tablet to almost any buyer out there. Google's platform is fantastic on smartphones and mid-sized tablets, and even finds reasonable utility on some cameras, but it's always struggled with the leap to the large-acreage screen sizes of full-scale tablets. Most of that scaling problem is due to Android's lackluster tablet app selection, a handicap severe enough to severely degrade even outstanding devices with beautiful displays like the Nexus 10 or interesting form factors like the ASUS Transformer series. Given that bleak history, ...

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    There's a big gulf between an unboxing and a full review, and we're always looking for ways to fill it. Our friendly neighborhood FedEx man dropped the Sony Xperia Tablet Z on our porch this morning, whereupon we promptly tore, cut, and otherwise fought our way into its packaging - all to give our fellow geeky voyeurs a rough idea of what the first few moments of Tablet Z ownership are like. (We'd like to thank Negri Electronics, by the way, for the quick shipping that made this end-of-week video possible.) It only took a few minutes to log in to our various accounts and start ...

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    When we first laid hands on Sony's Xperia Tablet Z back at MWC in Barcelona, only our stalwart professional detachment kept us from falling in love at first sight. The tablet, impossibly thin at 6.9mm and with a just-right weight of 495g, felt incredible in our hands - a feeling that only intensified upon learning the tablet was rated for water resistance to IP55 and IP57 standards. Given our love of durable devices, that was music to our ears. Now, thanks to some quick shipping by our friends at Negri Electronics, we've got an Xperia Tablet Z of our very own here in Pocketnow's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's launch of the Xperia Tablet Z, price points and the reason why it's worth your money. We then move into Apple territory as reports call the next-generation iPad ready for trial production. Later it's HTC in the news as we talk about a Google HTC One in the works and when we assume it might be launched. Then we talk about Nokia and their LiveSight technology reaching their Here Maps application for almost every other device that supports it. We end today's show talking about Samsung's possible project to bring Galaxy fingerprint scanning ...

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    Sony revealed details about its Xperia Tablet Z back in February, just in time for an MWC appearance -- where we got up close and personal with the slate. After information about some slight delays the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now available according to official wording. You cab get yours "across the globe through Sony's retail and operator partners as well as online channels". As a reminder, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is 6.9-millimeter-thick and features a 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, 2GB of RAM, 6,000mAh battery and Android ...

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    Fans of stock Android have been enjoying a fair amount of good news lately. We just learned of that special Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 the other day, and today we get to see Sony continue with its own support for Android development, releasing an AOSP project for its Xperia Tablet Z. You might remember that Sony did the same thing last month for the Xperia Z, following in the footsteps of last year's AOSP experiment with the Xperia S. Today the Xperia Tablet Z joins those two, and Sony claims that it intends to follow these all up with the Xperia ZL in the near future. As ...

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    Sony's Xperia Tablet Z was one of the hottest tablets at the Mobile World Congress, seriously impressing us with its sleek, slim, refined design. At the time, we heard that the tablet would go up for sale during the second quarter of the year. Since then, Sony placed the model up for pre-order on its website, and in the UK at least, was forecasting availability in mid-April. All of a sudden, it looks like that's changed, and the tablet won't be available until May. UK availability is currently listed as the "middle of May," but trying to actually order one gives you an estimated delivery ...

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    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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    We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be ...

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    Sony just revealed some of the pricing and availability details for its Xperia Tablet Z, and we just had an opportunity to go hands-on with the tablet at the Mobile World Congress. The 6.9-millimeter-thick tablet is just astonishingly slim for its size, making it the thinnest 10.1-incher around. It runs a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, and manages to pack in a 6000mAh battery in spite of its narrow cross-section. While the screen certainly is big and crisp, we noticed a few issues with viewing angles. Check out the video below for our full impressions. ...

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    A little over a month ago, Sony announced its new 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 Xperia Tablet Z. While that filled us in on some of the specs we were curious about for the quad-core Android, we didn't have much in the way of detail concerning how it would be released. Now, during the MWC, Sony is fleshing things out a little more, giving us some general availability info and talking about the tablet's price. The Xperia Tablet Z will go up for sale in markets all around the world starting in the second quarter of the year. The WiFi-only version of the tablet will be available in both white and ...

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