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Sony's Xperia Tablet Z Offers Edge over Mobile Competitors

Updated on June 19, 2013

The Xperia Tablet Z from Sony will soon hit the market. A mobile device, the Xperia will offer a thinner, more lightweight alternative to competitors already for sale. Once the tablet launches, businesses can expect to see an increase in mobile views to company websites. Employees at the companies may also want to use the devices themselves.

Sony will Launch New Tablet

The Xperia Tablet Z will launch in spring in Japan.
The Xperia Tablet Z will launch in spring in Japan. | Source

Xperia Tablet Z will have:

  • Thickness - 0.27 in
  • Screen Size - 10.1 in
  • 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Waterproof Camera

Specs for the Xperia Tablet Z

Sony will probably release the new tablet in Japan this spring, according to a Los Angeles Times post. The company has yet to release information as to whether the device will be available in the United States. Word of the new technology began to circulate on various websites January 21.

The device will have many features that distinguish it from other tablets. For example, its frame will be thinner than the iPad Mini. The Xperia's thickness will be 0.27 inches, which will be less than the Mini's 0.28 inch width. The new product will also be durable with a waterproof camera and have a larger screen than the Mini. Screen size for Sony's piece will be 10.1 inches, longer than the IPad Mini's 7.9-inch screen.

In terms of speed, Sony's device certainly will have that too. It will feature a 1.5-gigahertz quad-core processor. The processor speed will match the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 and Archos 101 XS. The IT Departments at midsize enterprises are likely to experience benefits when Sony releases its new tablet in the near future.

Impacts of Release for SMBs

Business impacts from launch of the Xperia product.
Business impacts from launch of the Xperia product. | Source

How Will The Xperia Tablet Z Impact Businesses?

When the product releases in Japan, it will be another mobile device with the ability to access company websites. The tablet will contribute to the worldwide movement in which people turn to mobile devices rather than PCs to access the Internet.

If future purchasers of the model are first-time mobile users, these people may use the mobile item rather than PC to access company sites. In this case, small and medium-sized businesses (smbs) will see an increase in mobile views of their websites and decrease in desktop views.

IT professionals will have another option for which devices they operate in the workplace if Sony does launch the product in the US. The professionals may also want to roll out the product to employees. The thinness of the Android device and extremely fast processing speed will make it a good choice for companies to use.

If, on the other hand, businesses have Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, the IT specialists will have another electronic product that may soon be tapping into networks. Security policies may need to have a revisit at businesses prior to the Japan launch. A revisit will help ensure that employees use the devices for professional rather than personal use, to help maintain security of company information.

The tablet is likely to impact businesses.
The tablet is likely to impact businesses. | Source

In addition, the screen size of the Xperia Tablet Z may make it a favorable choice for businesses to use in the future. The screen is likely to be larger than many tablets currently on the market. A larger screen will be easier for employees to see while it will still be small enough (and lightweight) to carry easily. The ease of mobility will also be a benefit to employees who will be able to leave the office to complete Web-based tasks. They will be able to work from a remote location and on the go as well.

There will be implications for many businesses when Sony releases the tablet in Japan. There is no evidence to date that the device will release to the US market.


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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you Vinaya and alocsin for the enjoying the read!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal


      I'm thinking to get my first tablet. I'm confused about the brands. Thanks for this great review. You gave me some idea.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      We've already bought an iPad mini and have been quite thrilled with it. But I'll see if I can find this tablet at a store to try out for comparison. Voting this Up and useful.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Dianna and Rajan for your compliments. That's exciting Dianna that you may get a new tech device!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Really interesting specifications with a lighter and thinner new release and a larger screen would make it a very competitive performer.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I am considering a laptop, but this tablet may be an option instead. Thanks for the review and information. Always count on such quality from your posts!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi Jackie, thanks for stopping by to read and glad to hear your son is a good support for you :) Happy weekend!

      tobusiness, thanks for your kind comment!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Christy, great review, this will probably be much too high tech for me, but it's good to know what's out there.

      My best to you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very informative. Way above my head, my son leads me into all I know about these things, like I am the child, lol. ^

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Ruchira, thanks for the comment! Yes, tablets and mobile devices in general are really popular. Great to see you!

      Unknown Spy, your name here is great :) That's awesome you're excited for this release. Look at you all tech-savvy, good stuff!

      Hi Bill, thanks for the support! Yes, I am glad to be back. All is well, busy, and waving to you now.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      seriously now even sony!

      wow, thanks for the update, christy.

      tablets are everywhere now :) hightech is booming :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Sony xperia is the best!! i am a sony-fanatic ever! from TV to cellphone ever since and laptops. i have a Sony Xperia x10 mini as a gift :) lovely. i will look forward to Xperia Z!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey, I haven't see you for awhile. Good to see something from you again. Nice job on the review and I hope life is good for you.