During IFA 2013, Sony introduced an unlocked Xperia Tablet Z 4G LTE in the United States that in now available at Sony stores and online here. The tablet is offered in a 16 GB capacity for around $629 USD, and is compatible with local GSM-based carriers AT&T and T-Mobile.
The Xperia Tablet Z, originally launched back in May, features a 10.1 inch TFT Reality Display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (224 ppi) and 10-point touch input, powered by the company's Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core Soc clocked at 1.5 GHz. This setup is backed by 2 GB of RAM, the 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB of space.
Sony's tablet also sports dual band Wireless N connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, an infrared port, an 8.1MP camera on the back and a 2.2MP camera on the front. The microHDMI port also supports MHL connectivity, meaning it can pump content to an MHL compatible HDTV while also receiving a charge on the same line.
"The 10.1 inch Xperia Tablet Z 4G LTE, the world’s thinnest and lightest LTE tablet, provides the most vivid HD tablet display ever," the company said on Wednesday. "Powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the Xperia Tablet Z delivers enhanced color reproduction for a brilliant HD TV-like viewing experience. With a water-resistant design and ultra-strong glass, users can enjoy it practically anywhere."
The Xperia Tablet X is one of Sony's PlayStation-certified tablets although that means absolutely nothing here in the States, as Sony abandoned bringing its classic PlayStation games to Android long ago. Instead, the company launched its PlayStation Mobile app which plays host to 59 titles you likely won't see on Google Play save for a select few like Chaos Rings.
"The design of Xperia Tablet Z is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions," Sony states. "We call it OmniBalance design. OmniBalance design balances technology vs. design, letting you get so totally immersed in the content that the hardware disappears. Xperia Tablet Z has subtly rounded edges and smooth, reflective surfaces on all sides, which are held together by an innovative skeleton frame. The glass-paneled front has a seamless surface and enhanced reflective coating."
For more information about the Xperia Tablet Z, head here.