Sony will ship in May the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet announced to date. It measures just 0.27 inches thick. And it weighs just over a pound so it’s 24 percent lighter than the newest iPad, as well as 27 percent thinner.
And it’s waterproof.
The Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1 inch screen. Sony announced it last month, but it received its first official viewing and a U.S. ship date of May this week at Mobile World Congress in Spain.
The Android 4.1 tablet has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and full HD 1080p resolution. Sony said it will update to Android 4.2 at some point after launch.
Pricing is $499 for the 16GB model, and $599 for the 32GB version.