Verizon Wireless is set to get a new Android tablet option next week, in the form of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2. The LTE-enabled tablet will come in at $600, but pricing will be reduced to $500 for a limited time when purchased with a new two-year contract. No matter how you spin it, this is a pricey tablet, and our review echos this exact sentiment.
The tablet ships with a handsome spec list, including a 10-inch display with a 1920x1200 resolution, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 8.1 megapixel rear camera, 2.2 front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, NFC, and 6000 mAh battery.
A defining feature for many of Sony's phones and tablets is the inclusion of dust and water resistance. The Xperia Tablet Z2 can be submerged in 4.9 feet of (fresh) water for 30 minutes, and is protected from dust.
Owners of the new tablet will be treated to a few extras from Sony. Users will receive a 90 day subscription to Music Unlimited, 6 preselected films through Video Unlimited, and early access to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it comes available for digital download. It might not be the same as all of the content you can get from Samsung's Galaxy Tab S, but at least it's something.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 will land on July 17th, with pre-orders kicking off tomorrow.