Like the Xperia Z smartphone, the tablet version will resist water and dust (IP55/IP57), leading us to believe this would essentially be a bigger version of the phone, minus calling capabilities. It's a strategy Google is employing with its Nexus line, Samsung with Galaxy, and of course Apple with its iDevice lineup.
Awesome direction Sony, really. The Xperia Z is the FIRST android phone that has made me drool by both asthetics and great hardware, i am going to say it again, AND waterproof?!?!?!!? Bring that same design with the ability to resist water in the same way and you have a winner.
I also want to point out that I LIKE this way of designing different products by pretty much scaling to different sizes. It works in other industries such as automotive like how BMW cars are pretty much all the same the 3, 5 and 7 series are all just different sizes of the same design. I seem to like seeing the same with electronics which is something I wouldn't have thought I would ever say. I wouln't want everything to be a clone of one another but if you have a winning design there is nothing wrong with running with it.
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