News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014.
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Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet won the EISA Tablet of the Year award last week, a decision that may has surprised a few even though the slate is undoubtedly very good. The company has hardly flooded the tablet market in the way Samsung has, nor has it spread its range like LG, but Sony is going to finally release a slate with a small form factor it seems.A support document from an as yet unreleased Sony Bluetooth speaker revealed that the company has a small tablet in the work, likely to be a 7 or 8-inch slate. Interestingly, the device uses the Compact name, just like Sony's mini flagship smartphones. The listing shows all the devices that the speaker is compatible with and reveals the as yet unknown Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The listing shows a bunch of other Xperia Z devices such as the current Xperia Z2 flagship smartphone and tablet. However, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is especially interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, for there to be an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact there needs to be a large Xperia Z3 Tablet, and even though no confirmation of this is present we presume this listing means we can expect one. When Sony launches the Z3 flagship smartphone at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month, could the company also roll out a Z3 Tablet and the Z3 Tablet Compact? We are starting to think that may be the case. We will of course be on hand during Sony's IFA event to bring you all the details. source: Android in Canada
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