Sony Xperia Z Tablet Hits FCC Complete With T-Mobile Ready LTE Bands

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on the topic of a new tablet for T-Mobile, but perhaps that’s all about to change. Enter the Sony Xperia Tablet Z which just passed through the FCC approval process complete with T-Mobile compatible LTE bands. Given that the tablet doesn’t have the requisite two bands (Band 4 and 17 are required for AT&T, just Band 4 for T-Mobile) for AT&T, the only deduction left is that this device is possibly headed to T-Mobile. That’s not to say a T-Mobile announcement is a definite in the near future, but we’re happy to know it could be forthcoming.

The Xperia Z features a 10.1″ 1920×1200 TFT Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, 6.99mm thin form factor at just under 500 grams, 8.1 rear megapixel camera, 1.5GHZ Qualcomm quad-core processor powering Android 4.1 and to top it all of…it’s water resistant and dust-proof.

Perhaps Sony and T-Mobile are ready to take their relationship to another level?

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  • Now that they are not taking the loss on devices, they are getting them all. We are paying full cost, so I guess they are saying why not. GALAXY NOTE 3333333 where are you??? Ahahahahaha

  • kev2684

    waaaat. now I’m not sure if I’ll still wait for the next generation Galaxy Note 10.1 if it’s coming to t-mo or not. :|

    damn t-mo is on a roll!

  • eanfoso

    “…Given that the tablet doesn’t have the requisite two bands (Band 4 and 17) for AT&T…” David T-Mobile requires band 4 man!!

    • TWO bands…emphasis on it not having BOTH bands, just the one. Perhaps I’ll rephrase.

      • eanfoso

        oh okay haha and those bands are LTE bands right? or just HSPA+?

        • enoch861


  • sidekicker89

    So before this, Sony only sold phones with AT&T, right?.. I think it is smart of Sony to choose T-Mobile so expand their business! I’m sure they can sell more phones with the simple choice plans :)

    • custom1

      Sony was already with T-Mobile. In 2008 the Sony TM506 was T-Mobile’s first phone to support HSDPA. T-Mobile had just rolled out 3G in my area of SoCal. I still have two of these in the family. Well, one is the look alike TM717 which followed in 2009.

      • custom1

        Okay, I am not sure about TM506 as T-Mobiles first to support HSDPA. Went beyond what I was responding to.

    • Allen Enriquez

      Yes, I see it too!

      the biggest thing for me is if it was a less down payment, I got an estimate of $300.00 Down w/ Tax,Fees, Etc. on each devices hopefully T-Mobile US Works with Sony to make it a less of a down payment so that we can afford to buy essentials accessories w/ the overall price tag that would be suitable for me if anyone ask it would be $100.00 Down with accessories @ 64 GB internal storage.

  • Mike

    1st the xperia z phone and now the tablet. Maybe tmobile plans on launching them both at the same time?

  • Trevnerdio

    This tablet looks very nice

  • noelsito

    give me G3, MyTouch, but preferably Sidekick LTE rumors and I’ll be happy ;)

  • kalel33

    Sony was once the dominant leader in tech and then they wanted to be Apple with high priced equipment but they also tried to add proprietary software, hardware, and last but not least, rootkits on people’s computers. That put them in a tailspin that they never recovered from and now they are a niche player in the mobile realm. Specs seem very good but I’ll never trust Sony again.

  • VapidRapidRabbit

    Looks nice.

  • Loard Ankur Singh

    I love how they moved the nav buttons and notifications back to where they were before 4.2: to the left and right sides of the bottom bar. It makes so much more sense than having nav be centered on the bottom and having notifications on the top on a 10inch tablet……,x

  • Sam Salwei

    Will it work on ATT?