Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet arrives exclusively at Verizon

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Sony’s super thin and light Xperia Z2 Tablet finally got carrier support in the United States. The 10.1-inch tablet will be available for pre-order exclusively from Verizon Wireless starting July 10 and arrive in stores nationwide one week later on July 17.

Previously, you could only buy the Xperia Z2 Tablet in the U.S. from Sony’s online store for $500. Now that Sony has carrier support for its best big tablet, the Z2 Tablet should get a lot of attention from Android fans who want a big, lightweight tablet. However, Verizon has an exclusive deal with Sony, so you won’t see the Z2 Tablet anywhere else.

Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet is one of the best 10.1-inch Android tablets you can buy. It is also among the thinnest and lightest large tablets out there, eclipsing even the iPad Air and the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The device has a 10.1-inch display with a full HD resolution. It’s powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, running at 2.3GHz. It also has an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM onboard, making it a very powerful device.

The tablet also has an 8.1-megapixel camera complete with Sony’s special Exmor RS sensor on the back and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with a massive 6000mAh battery, as well, which will keep the tablet going for a long time. The Z2 Tablet also comes in a Wi-Fi only model, but Verizon will sell the 4G LTE connected version of the tablet. Verizon will also sell the keyboard, case, stand, and other Xperia Z2 Tablet accessories in store.

If you’re interested in the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, which has a DT Editor’s Choice award, check out our Xperia Z2 Tablet review, tablet tips, and Z2 bug fixes.

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