Sony offered some details on the global release of the Xperia Tablet Z a short while back. Basically, Sony had said the tablet would soon be coming available for purchase. Those in the US have had pre-orders available for a while now and it looked like things were going to remain the same in terms of a shipping date. As of today however, that shipping date has slipped a bit.
On the bright side, the delay is not all that long. The new shipping date is showing as May 29th, which is up from May 24th. All in all, this is just a few extra days wait. Those in the US that happen to have been looking towards other retailers may be seeing something different though. Amazon is showing the tablet as being “out of stock” and B&H has the availability date showing as June 4th.
The other retailer that we have seen listing the tablet is Newegg, who currently mirrors the Sony page with an estimated shipping date of May 29th. Otherwise, aside from the new shipping date, the pricing has remained the same. As a recap, the 16GB Xperia Tablet Z is priced at $499.99 and the 32GB model is priced at $599.99. The 16GB model is available in black and the 32GB model is available in black or white.
Aside from the internal storage and exterior colors, the Xperia Tablet Z sports a 10.1-inch Full HD Reality display and is touted as the world’s thinnest tablet. More specifically, the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet with a thinness of 0.27-inches. Other specs include a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, NFC, HDMI, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Sony has also added the Xperia Tablet Z to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and while the results have yet to be seen, we are hoping to see some developer attention and some interesting things coming as a result. With that, anyone in the US disappointed by the slip in shipping dates, or have you already looked past the Xperia Tablet Z?
VIA: Xperia Blog