After capturing the spotlight at CES with the Xperia Z and ZL smartphones, Sony made a splash at MWC too. Only that time with a slate – the Xperia Tablet Z. The 10-incher looked like the first real “iPad killer” unveiled in a while, rocking an ultra-slim body, a state-of-the-art Full HD panel and one of the newest Android flavors, 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The only thing wrong with the Xperia Tablet Z was the pricing, even though we didn’t know all the specifics back at MWC. Now we do and… we’re even more concerned.
The tab is due out in Sony’s native Japan first and foremost on March 22. The LTE-enabled version will start shipping then, with pre-orders to kick off two days from now. The 85,470 yen price kind of leaves us breathless, especially when we convert it into more familiar currency – $908, or 698 EUR.
Is the thing worth all that dough? As much as we like it, no. Hell no, actually. Oh, well, maybe we’ll have better luck with the Wi-Fi only version, scheduled for an April 13 release in Japan and expected soon after in parts of Europe and the US. Only, you know, don’t hold your breath.
Via [Unwired View]