Sony announces new Xperia Tablet Z

Sony has unveiled its long-awaited flagship portable device the Xperia Tablet Z, which runs the latest Android operating system.
The new gadget from the Japanese telecommunications firm packs a 10.1-inch, 1.920 by 1,200 full high-definition display and uses a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. It comes with 2GB of random access memory, 32GB of internal storage and an 8.1 megapixel rear camera, while it is also water and dust-proof.
One of the tablet’s most innovative characteristics is its width, as it is ultra-slim at just 6.9 mm thick and is thinner than models like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Nexus 10 and is also skinnier than Apple’s iPad mini, which is 7.2 mm wide.
While the device is set to launch in Japan at some point during the spring, Sony has not yet hinted at when it will be released across the rest of the world.
This comes after the company recently announced its new smartphone the Xperia Z at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, which is waterproof and can record high dynamic range video.