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Sony are working on Firefox OS device, Xperia Tablet Z will be available worldwide in Q2 [MWC 2013]

Sony has revealed plans for launching a Firefox OS device in 2014. Below are the news about Sony working on Firefox OS device:

25 February 2013, Barcelona, Spain – Telefónica and Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today reinforced the strength of their commercial partnership in a multi-year agreement that confirms the operator’s ranging support for Sony Mobile’s 2013 Xperia™ Android device portfolio, as well as laying out a joint technical collaboration to explore the development of a handset running Mozilla’s Firefox OS open source mobile platform.
Sony Mobile and Telefónica are long-term partners and Sony Mobile has in the past year steadily grown its portfolio of premium Android-based smartphones available on the Telefónica network, including the Xperia™ T – aka ‘The Bond phone’ and now the acclaimed Xperia™ Zsmartphone and Xperia™ Tablet Z.

Under the terms of the agreement, Telefónica and Sony Mobile will further strengthen their partnership and investigate emerging technologies such as the Firefox OS platform to extend Sony’s premium product portfolio to a wider customer base.
“At Sony Mobile we continue to evaluate innovative technologies that can help deliver the premium user experiences that Sony’s consumers expect,” said Bob Ishida, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Products Business Group, Sony Mobile Communications. “Our engineers are now working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML5, evolving technologies which show great potential. In addition, we continue to work with our operator partners, including Telefónica, on a development project with an ambition to bring a product to market in 2014.”
“Sony’s Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z are stunning devices that really raise the bar when it comes to the premium smartphone and tablet segment- and we’re delighted to be partnering to bring these to market across a number of our global channels,” commented Marieta del Rivero, Group Devices Director, Telefónica. He continued:
“As well as the great opportunity we have in 2013, our further collaboration around a possible device on the Firefox OS mobile platform will create the opportunity to reach new segments of the market, allowing us to provide an even wider choice of premium Sony device offerings for our customers.”
Firefox OS marks a significant milestone for the industry, enabling for the first time devices to be manufactured to totally open web standards. It will provide customers with a rich, open and dynamic smartphone experience.
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The news broke during a Sony and Telefonica joint event, where the Spanish carrier announced that it will offer the Xperia Z Android flagship and the Xperia Tablet Z. Telefonica, together with other Sony partner networks will also be involved in the development of a Firefox phone.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
There's another good news is the Xperia Tablet Z will be available worldwide in Q2. The Xperia Tablet Z (both LTE and Wi-Fi only) is set to launch globally this quarter but there’s no official word yet on its price or which markets will get it first.
The Xperia Tablet Z has a ultra-slim 6.9 mm body, it can be the slimmest tablet ever. It weighs 495 g, not very heavy at all.

The tablet has a 10.1" 1920 x 1200 resolution 'Reality Display' powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. Inside of it has a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 32 GB internal storage and support microSD slot expandable memory. Also, NFC, LTE and Sony’s S-Force virtual 3D surround sound technology.

The Xperia Tablet Z really has a similar design as the Xperia Z, the specs also almost same as it. It also offer water and dust resistant. The back of it has a 8 MP camera that can record 1080p video, same as the Xperia Tablet S.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now available in Japan, it sold in white and black colors. Unfortunately, there's still don't not know when will this tablet available in Malaysia, hopefully it can come in April.

Check out the video below about the Xperia Tablet Z:


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