Still bizarrely indifferent to Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, Verizon Wireless has at least decided to finally give the OEM’s spearhead tablet a vote of confidence, putting the 10.1-inch Xperia Z2 up for grabs starting at $499.99.
Well, technically, you can’t have the slender KitKat-running slate yet, but if you pre-order it today, it should arrive at your doorsteps on or around July 17. Now, is the waterproof bad boy worth the whopping five Benjamins on-contract four full months after rolling out in Wi-Fi-only form?
How about $599.99 outright? In short, hells to the yeah. Once again, it’s incredibly slim, weighing just 439 grams and measuring 6.4 mm (!) in thickness, plus it packs Snapdragon 801 heat, 3 GB RAM, a glorious 8.1 MP rear-facing camera, IP58 certification for water and dust resistance, a 3D surround sound system and microSD support.
Also, Android 4.4, with the platform’s next build, tentatively dubbed L, no doubt on its swift way to the LTE-enabled tablet. That’s right, it carries a 4G modem on Big Red too, not to mention America’s most celebrated carrier throws in a free Sony Digital Noise Cancelling Headset for every Xperia Z2 Tablet pre-order. While supplies last, of course. iPad Air? What iPad Air?