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Sony Xperia Tablet Z is not delayed: technical glitch blamed

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is not delayed, technical glitch blamed
April? That never happened
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The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is not delayed and was always planned to launch in May, with a technical glitch blamed for an incorrect date posted on the official website last month.

TechRadar reported last week than the stock date for the waterproof and 4G-enabled Xepria Tablet Z is set for later next month and the April 12-15 delivery estimate originally displayed on the site was nothing more than an error.

A Sony spokesperson told TechRadar: "The Xperia Tablet Z is not delayed and was always planned to arrive during May 2013.

"References made to the tablet arriving in April were results of a technical error which has now been corrected."

Pre-orders on track

Sony has informed everyone who has pre-ordered a Xperia Tablet Z that the device is due towards the end of May.

Price-wise you're looking at £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version, while the 32GB device can be snapped up for £449 and the 16GB, 4G option will set you back £499.

We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Tablet Z as its super-slim design and powerful innards make for an enticing proposition, so look out for our in-depth Sony Xperia Tablet Z review once we get it.

John McCann
John McCann

John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.