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The Z is one of the thinnest tablets on the market – measuring just 6.99mm thick. It's also on the light side too, weighing just 495 grams.
The Xperia Z tablet is pictured above (on the right) next to the Xperia Z smartphone, which is slightly thicker at 7.99mm.
Also like the smartphone Z, the Xperia Z tablet uses the same flappy covers for things such as the SIM slot and microSD cover in order to preserve the water and dust resistance of the unit.
On the rear of the slimline tablet there is an 8-megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor R CMOS sensor, accompanied by a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling or stills.
Software wise, the Xperia Z tablet uses a largely stock build of Android Jelly Bean (4.1) which will be upgradeable to Android 4.2 after launch, Sony said.
Despite being mostly standard Android, Sony has also included some of its own personalised tweaks, such as inclusion of the Walkman music player and its customised Movies and Album applications. It also comes pre-loaded with Sony's new social life app.
Sony has not confirmed what the Xperia Z tablet will cost or when exactly it will be released, but it is currently pencilled in for release in Q2 2013, meaning it should be here soon.
The two smartphones, the Xperia SP (left) and Xperia L both slot in below the Xperia Z smartphone in terms of the overall range, with the SP getting the best of the specs list out of these two.
While there are some hardware differences between the devices, both share a range of features including Android OS 41. (Jelly Bean), as well as Sony's signature Walkman, Movies and Album apps.
Both also offer (along with the Xperia Z tablet) NFC connectivity and Sony's STAMINA software for extending battery life.