Electronics manufacturer Sony could be boosting its presence in the highly competitive tablet market by unveiling the Xperia Tablet Z. The 10.1-inch device is waterproof and has LTE support as well. There has been talk of what the possible specs of the new device could be and it is surely thinner than Apple’s iPad Mini. Sony confirmed the exact specs of the device on January 21, 2013.

On the inside, the compact tablet houses a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor, 32 GB of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM and support for LTE and NFC. The Xperia Tablet Z has a 1920 x 1200 resolution for its display  and a Mobile Bravia Engine, which will add a certain color depth and brilliance to the screen. The device also comes with an 8.1 megapixel Exmor R camera, will be available in white or black and will run on the Android 4.1 platform. 

With their move to launch this new tablet, Sony is making it clear that it wants to enter into the handheld device segment with all guns blazing. It had also launched the Xperia Z smartphone recently, much to the delight of Sony enthusiasts.

Along with the PlayStation, Music Unlimited and PlayStation Mobile, it looks like the new year will usher in some goodwill and sales for the company, which has been struggling of later to reclaim its once dominating market presence.

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