Mobile Industry Awards
Mobile Industry Awards

Hottest Tablet Device for 2013 - Sony Xperia Tablet Z


The tablet market has undeniably been dominated by the iPad since its launch back in 2010, with Samsung the nearest rival in terms of sales. While the iPad mini was a contender for this year’s prize, thanks to its elegant design and portability factor, this is Sony’s year with the outstanding Xperia Tablet Z. Thinner even than the Xperia Z smartphone and just as water and dust-proof, the Xperia Tablet Z was the device the entire panel came back to time and again throughout the deliberations. The wow factor was there from its eight-megapixel rear-facing camera and 10-inch 1080p display through to its quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and glorious design. ‘The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is simply beautiful and it’s going to make a huge impact on the brand,’ said one judge. ‘This is the first tablet device to take on the iPad as an aspirational piece of hardware.’The panel felt Sony had the content and infrastructure to make the Xperia Tablet Z a media powerhouse that could very well take the crown from Apple in the tablet space.


Shortlist:
Apple iPad mini 
Google Nexus 10 by Samsung
Google Nexus 7 by Asus 
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 
Sony Xperia Tablet Z