Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z will soon join its fancy new Android phone

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Sony Xperia Tablet S

I was impressed by Sony’s new Xperia Z smartphone at CES, and it looks like it will soon have a tablet companion.

Sony and Japanese carrier NTT Docomo will reportedly announce the Xperia Tablet Z on January 22, Pocket Lint reports. It looks like Docomo accidentally spilled the beans about the tablet on its website, but not before the Japanese gadget site Blog of Mobile caught wind of it.

Just like with its smartphones, Sony has made some noble efforts at Android tablets in the past. The company’s Xperia S tablet (above) has been one of the better looking Android tablets since its release, but it’s also quickly learned that good design isn’t enough to outsell cheaper alternatives. If Sony can craft a tablet that looks as elegant as the Xperia Z, but also make it easily affordable, it could finally make a dent in tablets.

Under the hood, the 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z will feature a 1080p screen, a Snapdragon S4 processor, 32 gigabytes of storage, and 2 gigabytes of RAM, according to Pocket Lint. It may also feature an 8-megapixel rear camera, which would be surprisingly high-quality for a tablet.

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