Just last week, Verizon and Sony announced that the Xperia Z2 Tablet was making their way over to Verizon’s network and would support XLTE as well. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is not a cheap tablet, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from Sony these days. Is, much like Apple, you’re paying for the Sony name with their devices. The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet has a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 resolution display, it’s also IP67 rated water resistant and dust resistant. It’s also packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB of extra storage. It’s also running Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with the latest Sony overlay on top.
Verizon is offering the Xperia Z2 Tablet for $599 outright, or $499 on contract. If you really want this tablet, I’d urge you to not buy it on contract, and to go ahead and buy it outright, as the difference is only $100, you’re going to save more money in the long run. Verizon also expanded their EDGE program to tablets last week, so that you can purchase the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet on Verizon and pay monthly for it – which isn’t a bad idea either if you plan on keeping it for a while – on EDGE it’ll cost you around $29.99 per month for about 20 months. Which actually comes out to right about $599, which isn’t bad.
It’s great to see more Sony products making their way onto US carriers, although I think we would have rather see the Xperia Z2 instead of the Xperia Z2 Tablet on Verizon, or any other carrier. Sony has typically not been in the US market due to the carriers taking their sweet time. We’re still crossing our fingers and hoping that changes pretty soon though. How many of you are going to be picking up the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet from Verizon Wireless?