Sony Shows Off Xperia Z Tablet, Smartphone at MWC

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Mini-tablets may be the most popular announcement at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), but Sony still believes it has a chance at challenging the full-sized iPad.

Sony today announced that the Xperia Tablet Z will soon be available throughout the world. The 10.1-inch tablet will be available worldwide "from spring 2013."

The Tablet Z is only 6.9mm thick, which Sony claims makes it the thinnest LTE tablet ever made. The tablet's screen has resolution of 1920 x 1200 and 224 pixels per inch. It also features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of ram and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. The front camera is 2MP, while the back one is 8MP. It includes all the connectivity options one would expect from a full-sized tablet, including LTE capabilities, NFC, and Bluetooth.

Meanwhile, Sony also announced that its Xperia Z smartphone, which was announced at this year's CES, is now available worldwide. The smartphone has a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. In many ways it is similar to the Tablet Z, only smaller. The "neat" feature of the device, though, is that it is dust and water resistant. It's a feature that is touted in the new ad campaign that Sony unveiled during its conference at MWC.