Sony introduces its most innovative tablet yet with Xperia Z2 Tablet – the world’s slimmest & lightest waterproof1 tablet

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Mobile Communications today set a new standard in tablet innovation with the Xperia Z2 Tablet – the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet with Sony’s best ever entertainment experience. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is the world’s first tablet display with Live Colour LED display, providing bright natural colours and perfectly sharp images in any light thanks to Sony’s latest BRAVIA TV technology expertise. The 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile is matched with Sony’s new Live Colour LED technology resulting in colours that have never been so real, more natural or so true to life. Add to the Sony’s unique X-Reality for mobile intelligent engine that analyses each image for optimal colour, sharpness and contrast while super resolution reproduces lacking pixels to ensure you get the ultimate viewing experience every time.

Best ever sound experience

The Xperia Z2 Tablet offers the clearest sound quality with Sony’s Front Surround audio technology that lets you enjoy dynamic sound. And now you can enjoy uninterrupted audio when you’re on the move, even on noisy trains or planes, thanks to the world’s first digital noise cancelling technology built into a tablet that reduces ambient noise by up to 98% when paired with the MDR-NC31EM Noise Cancelling headset.

The world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet

With Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony has developed a tablet that is both beautifully sleek and portable. Using premium materials, every single detail has been carefully crafted to create the world’s slimmest (only 6.4mm) and lightest (only 426g for Wi-Fi model and 439g for LTE/3G model) waterproof tablet on the planet, making it extremely portable and comfortable to hold, even with just one hand. Sony’s acclaimed OmniBalance design creates an elegant shape that is delightfully slim yet reassuringly solid, providing balance and symmetry in all directions for a comfortable hold and beautiful look from all angles. And as you would expect from Sony, this lightweight beauty is also entirely waterproof taking every day life in its stride.

Best ever tablet entertainment

“What’s New” app helps you discover new and recommended movies, music, games and apps for enjoyment on your Xperia Z2 – all accessible from an informative and interactive widget on the home screen.

“WALKMAN” and Movies applications provide access to more than 25 million songs on the “WALKMAN” app through Music Unlimited5 and tens of thousands of movies and TV series on the Movies app through Video Unlimited5 from Sony Entertainment Network.

The Album app with PlayMemories Online6 makes it easy to securely upload, share and enjoy all of your photos and videos across your favourite Sony devices.

Exclusive entertainment content offer6: Get 6 blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures including Captain Phillips and 30 days free trial from Music Unlimited.

Further enhance your entertainment experience with the latest tablet accessories. Create a Full HD TV style viewing experience with your tablet with the BSC10 Bluetooth Speaker dock with Magnetic Charging Pad that lets you enjoy all your online and offline entertainment content with superior sound – all whilst charging. The BRH10 Bluetooth Remote with Handset Function adds full multimedia remote control functionality to your movie and gaming experience, as well as easy call handling via IP telephony or voice calling (LTE/3G variant only). Turn your tablet into a gaming console experience with Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK3), which brings the most intuitive PlayStation style game play entertainment straight to your tablet.

The world’s most powerful tablet

The Xperia Z2 Tablet features the fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz processor quad-core Krait CPU that delivers high performance without draining the battery. Enjoy immersive multimedia experiences with stunning visuals and 3D gaming thanks to the enhanced graphics capabilities of the latest Adreno 330 GPU.

Xperia Z2 Tablet can also spend less time charging with the integrated Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which enables devices to charge up to 75 percent faster than devices without the fast charging technology. The large 6000mAh lithium polymer battery, together with Sony’s leading Battery STAMINA Mode, provides up to 10 hours of uninterrupted multimedia usage and more than 100 hours music playback without having to recharge your battery.

A tablet that means business

Turn your tablet into a laptop with the BKC50BT Bluetooth Keyboard and Tablet Cover Stand that connects to your tablet for the ultimate laptop experience.

The inclusion of OfficeSuite Pro 7 means you can view, edit and share native Microsoft Office files giving you the flexibility to work where and when you need to. The robust security architecture of the Xperia Z2 Tablet safeguards both your corporate and personal data, while at the same time providing support for multiple accounts that are quick and simple to set up. And if you’re new to Xperia or simply upgrading, then Xperia Transfer is the simple and easy way to seamlessly transfer your contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, messages and much more from your existing Android or iOS tablet, swiftly and securely.

High quality photos and videos with integrated Xperia camera apps

Capture HD photos and videos in any light condition with the Xperia Z2 Tablet’s 8.1MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile. Superior Auto mode combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology such as HDR and noise reduction to automatically capture the moment with the optimal settings. Perfect for video calling, the 2.2MP front-facing HD chat camera is ideal for catching up with family and friends. The pre-loaded suite of Xperia camera apps adds an extra dimension of fun and creativity to the camera experience.

Xperia Z2 Tablet key features summary:

  • 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with Live Colour LED powered by X-Reality for mobile engine delivers a superb viewing experience
  • S-Force Surround Sound and Digital Noise Cancelling for unrivalled audio quality
  • World’s slimmest (6.4mm) and lightest (426g for Wi-Fi / 439g for LTE/3G) waterproof (IP55/IP58) tablet for ultimate portability
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs, 3GB RAM, 4G LTE and Battery STAMINA Mode for fast, lasting performance
  • Available in black or white colour variants

The Xperia Z2 Tablet will launch globally from March 2014.

Introducing Xperia M2 – a 4G quad-core smartphone with 4.6” qHD display, 8MP camera & dual SIM version

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Sony Xperia M2

Sony Xperia M2

Today, Sony introduces the Xperia M2, a 4G mid-range smartphone that offers premium entertainment and high quality technology. Xperia M2 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia M2 also supports 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean MR2). Read on for the full specs and features. Xperia M2 is an LTE smartphone designed with a large 4.6” qHD display and resolution of 540×960 pixels. It also features an 8MP Exmor RS for mobile, HDR camera for sharp photos and videos. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with LTE and a 2300mAh battery with Battery STAMINA mode 3.0, giving Xperia M2 amazing speed and durability.

Seamless camera experience

Xperia M2 features the expertise and technology of Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras, including Autoscene Recognition and HDR. Unique Xperia camera apps for photo and video come preloaded in Xperia M2, such as Social live, AR effects, Timeshift burst, Background defocus and Picture Effect help users to get the most out of Xperia M2’s quality 8MP camera.

Sony is also working with third party developers to offer a growing range of new Xperia camera apps. To download more Xperia camera apps such as Vine, V1 Sports and FX Guru, simply go into your camera viewfinder and then click on ‘+Apps’ to see all the latest Xperia apps available through our recommendation service Sony Select.

Xperia M2dual

The dual SIM variant Xperia M2dual lets users set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones, and select between two SIMs before making calls or sending messages, while Sony’s dual SIM management technology keeps both SIMs active.

Develop for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2dual

A number of Sony developer tools and APIs are available for the Xperia M2 and Xperia M2dual, including the Sony Add-on SDK, which is an add-on for the standard Android SDK, and allows you to extend your app to make it work with Sony SmartWatch 2 and a number of other Sony Smart Accessories with the Smart Extension APIs. You can also make your imaging app part of the Xperia M2’s camera app with the Camera Add-on API. And since Xperia M2 is compatible with the DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controller, developers can optimise their Android games with controller support using our DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller tutorial.

Availability and colours

Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 dual will be available in black, white, or purple colour variants. Xperia M2 and Xperia M2dual will launch globally from April 2014.

Sony Introduces New Ultra Slim Pocket Size HD-SG5 Hard Drive

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Sony Ultra Slim Pocket Size HD-SG5 Hard Drive

Sony Ultra Slim Pocket Size HD-SG5 Hard Drive

Sony has introduced the lightweight pocket-size HD-SG5 hard drive that keeps valuable data safe while on the go. With a generous capacity of 500GB, the HD-SG5 series offers plenty of space to store and safeguard videos, photos, documents, digital music and more. The slender (8.7mm) aluminium casing and diamond cut logo create a premium look and the scratch-resistant paint layer that keeps the hard drive looking good for longer. The HD-SG5 hard drives come with smart utility software, providing users convenience and security while using the product on the go. For blazing data transfers from HDD to PC, the Data Transfer Accelerator software reduces transfer time by half (when using transfer via USB 3.0). Even if you’re connected via USB 2.0, the Data Transfer Accelerator software doubles effective transfer rates to slash backup times when you’re in a hurry. Completing the software package, Backup Manager takes care of protecting precious files with automated scheduled and incremental backups of users’ data stored in the PC. Available in a choice of black (HD-SG5B) or silver (HD-SG5S) finishes and weighing a travel-friendly 130g, the pocket-sized drives are ideal for business travellers. The new ultra-slim and pocket-sized HD-SG5 hard drive from Sony is available in Europe from February 2014.

Maximise every moment with the new ultra-mobile VAIO Fit 11A multi-flip PC

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Sony VAIO Fit 11A multi-flip PC

Sony VAIO Fit 11A multi-flip PC

Beautifully designed premium convertible laptop delivers a no-compromise PC experience in new smaller screen size. Unique multi-flip design switches easily between laptop, tablet and viewer modes. Incorporating the Best of Sony technology featuring the bright and vivid TRILUMINOS Display for mobile and a responsive 29.4cm (11.6”) Full HD touchscreen. Create, edit and share your thoughts with VAIO Inspiration Suite. Get more from every moment with VAIO Fit 11A from Sony – the ultra-mobile multi-flip convertible laptop that also works effortlessly as your everyday tablet. Beautifully crafted and with aluminium material finish, VAIO Fit 11A is slim and light enough to carry with you wherever your travels take you.

Adding to the existing multi-flip line-up, this compact 29.4cm (11.6”) screen version is packed with premium technology and powerful features to help you work and play without compromise. You’ll speed through daily documents and photo editing using latest generation Intel quad-core processors. Movies and games are all fun on the clear, bright Full HD touchscreen with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, offering a wider palette of rich natural colors thanks to Sony BRAVIA expertise.

Flip VAIO Fit 11A into tablet mode to browse apps or scribble notes and sketch ideas with the pressure-sensitive pen-like stylus. Take photos of your favourite magazines and clip them into a scrapbook, flip the screen again to viewer mode and show your scrapbook to friends.

VAIO Fit 11A comes bundled with new VAIO Inspiration Suite – an easy to use bundle of productivity-focused apps to capture, manage and share your thoughts. VAIO Scan automatically ensures that letters and business cards captured with the rear-facing camera have true, straight edges. VAIO Clip lets you create expertly cut-out images from the web for dropping into documents and presentations. VAIO Paper expresses your thoughts with the fluid, intuitive feeling of pen on paper. Sketch or scribble annotations with the digitizer stylus – or simply use your finger – then share via the cloud. VAIO Fit 11A also comes complete with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 pre-installed, to empower your creative vision and turn snapshots into something spectacular.

VAIO Fit 11A can be exclusively configured to order when you shop online at Sony Store. Build your VAIO just the way you want it: make it personal with a choice of colours, or add more memory and storage to boost your productivity.

The new VAIO Fit 11A multi-flip PC is available in Europe from Spring 2014.