Sony confirms end of May release for Xperia Tablet Z; always intended launch date

by XB on 2nd April 2013

in Sony Tablet

Xperia Tablet ZWe have just been in touch with a Sony UK spokesperson who has confirmed that the Xperia Tablet Z will launch at the end of May. Sony says that this was always the intended launch date for the tablet, despite the website hinting at a mid-April release when the device first came up for pre-order. This was believed to be a glitch and all customers are being informed of the end-May launch date.

This is consistent with the Sony UK pre-order page, which says that the Xperia Tablet Z will be available “from end of May”. Sticking the tablet into the basket reveals an expected delivery of 28 May – 29 May. Obviously, we all would have liked it to appear sooner, but being honest, that original mid-April launch was much earlier than we expected. So just under two months to wait for this eagerly anticipated tablet.



  • panker

    And when for the Xperia S JB update rollout ? wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

  • xD

  • xperia x

    Xperia s 4.1.2??????????????

  • Sony speaks on every topic except jelly bean update for Xperia s…!!!

  • andy


  • TechGuyChris

    You know to be honest, I think Sony has become one of those companies that never releases anything until its outdated but likes to keep talking up their products that havent been released yet just to spark a conversation.

    We in the US are still waiting for Xperia Z, Tablet Z, ZL,Playstation 4. Why announce products so early if they’ll never see the day of light. I mean the HTC One will be out before the Xperia Z and it was announced a full month later. The S4 was announced in March, and will be out before the Z. The Xperia Z, and tablet Z were announced in January and February and we sitll have not seen the light of day. The Playstation 4 was announced in February and if Sonys track record is any indicator, it wont be released until Maybe December instead of October because of a delay… All their consoles have always been delayed so dont take your word for an October release.

    I think Sony makes good stuff, but they arent that great to just make you wait and wait and wait and wait.

    Stop announcing products so early and talking about them so much and just release the damn thing already…

  • Sony! Ahhha!! Fuck!! WHERE IS THE JELLYBEAN FOR P? :/

  • jjghj

    Okay first of all, Sony products DO ‘see the light of day’, I don’t really know where you got that from, everything you have mentioned will be released…

    Secondly, this is just Sony’s marketing strategy, it can be a positive and a negative. Positive in the fact that everyone buzzes about it and it gets hyped up and can’t wait for it but on the other hand, other people get bored and tired of waiting and move on to something else. I personally wish Sony would change their tactics and announce products only a month or two before release, that way it is still fresh in everyone’s minds (like the casual buyer, who doesn’t really care about the insides of the phone, but they are usually Apple or Samsung people…). I’m currently waiting on the Xperia SP and I really can’t wait for it but Sony hasn’t even released a date for it, which is quite annoying, I can’t count down or anything…

    Thirdly, you’re kinda screwed over for Sony (phones, at least) if you’re in America, but then again, its also your (generally speaking) fault, with all your carriers sorry.

    And think about Europe first with the PS4. For PS3, it got heavily delayed for Europe, partly because it sold out in America so fast, so they decided to drop Europe temporarily to work on more for the US, I was so annoyed, think of yourself as lucky in that instance.

    I realise I’ve repeated a lot of what you said and don’t think i’m attacking you, I agree with a lot of your points, but some of them I don’t… :)

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Great SONY, wait for Google’s IO where KeyLime Pie and some other great products will be announced and then release your outdated Xperia Tablet Z !!!

  • Babylonbwoy

    What’s the point of commenting about the XS in every post ? Do you think you’ll get faster because of that ? Come on guys.

  • Babylonbwoy

    PS4 ? The whole world is waiting for PS4, it’s not in sale !

  • topic: the sony xperia z ……..
    Comment: when is jellybean for xperia S/P/V ,etc..
    r u serious or just retarded ?

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  • I want it now!!! I love that tablet! Sony, you’re doing almost everything allright!!!

  • rus_media

    Just decided to to go with Ipad 4. Cause I know they will not support it after a few months

  • dereknobuyuki

    10 days till my Xperia Tablet Z (WiFi model) arrives. That’s unfortunate about the delay though. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are all kinds of logistical issues that nearly everyone would never think of that could cause a lot of uncertainty for product launch dates for these kinds of devices (with their complex and problem-fraught supply chains) so it’s not surprising that they (nor most other device makers) typically do not give concrete launch dates until closer to launch.

    Even with all these devices, we always see a lot of firmware builds being pushed out in the weeks and months before launch has companies continue to optimize until the last minute as best they can given their huge number of constraints.

  • dereknobuyuki

    give it 8 weeks and everyone will be complaining on forums/blogs how their Xperia [Whichever] device doesn’t have Android 5 KLP =P

    Every device in my carrier’s spring line up is running 4.1 at the latest with NO devices running 4.2. I’d imagine it might be November before they actually release devices with Android 5 on my carrier. But, it doesn’t mean that Android 4 or 4.1.X or 4.2.X are all that bad and that they aren’t perfectly fine for the bulk of users.

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  • what’s the point of buying z if 8.0 is released earlier…..

  • dereknobuyuki

    Small Update: Got an email from Sony Store saying that my Tablet Z is “expected” to arrive on Friday April 12th (3 1/2 days from now)

  • Gilval

    Annoyingly I preordained the tablet z and have been getting really excited about it arriving this week only to find out about the delay of about 6 weeks! I have had no communication from Sony since I placed the order despite them taking the money already! Very angry about that

  • Gilval

    Or preordered even..

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