Is There a Sony Xperia Tablet on the Way?

One of the grooviest gadgets to break cover at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week was Sony's Xperia Z smartphone. Armed with a tantalizing collection of components and features, and waterproof up to three feet, the Xperia Z is definitely on our radar. Might Sony also be readying an Xperia Z tablet?

Twitter account @Xperia_info certainly thinks so. As far as we can tell, there's no affiliation between Sony and @Xperia_info, though whoever is charge of the account seems to think they know an awful lot about the rumored tablet. If the information posted is accurate, the Xperia tablet will come rocking the following specs:

Sony Products

  • 10.1-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1200) display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storeage
  • 2.2MP front-facing camera; 8MP rear-facing camera
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support
  • 4G LTE support
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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.