It looks like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now one step closer to being released in the US market. We haven’t seen a specific release date just yet, however the fact that the device has recently passed by the FCC does imply that a release date is getting closer. That being said, this filing is for the Wi-Fi only model and for better or worse — does not contain much in terms of surprises.
The FCC filing for the Xperia Tablet Z contains the usual suspects such as the confidentiality request and label location as well as some internal and external images. Oh, and there is also the user manual for those who feel they must read up on the tablet ahead of its arrival. Not that we would expect many of the readers to feel the need to do something like that.
Aside from the bit about this model being Wi-Fi only, the Xperia Tablet Z will bring features to include a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) display, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM and 8.1 megapixel rear-facing camera. The tablet will also have a microSD card slot, NFC and a thickness of just 6.9mm.
The Xperia Tablet Z will be running Jelly Bean at launch and is expected to drop at $499 (for the 16GB model). And just like the Xperia Z smartphone, the Tablet Z will also be water resistant which comes courtesy of the IP55 certification. So how about it, anyone waiting for the Xperia Tablet Z to come available?