July 1, 2013
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has one of the thinnest profiles measuring at 0.26 of an inch, this phablet delivers a luxurious style with durability. It has IP-55 and IP-58 (dust proof and water resistance) certification and also features impact resistant glass. Its 6.44-inch HD
Triluminos screen for mobile is powered by the X-Reality engine and features a 16 million color, 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD capacitive touch screen that beautifully displays the Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and Google Mobile Services. Though not included you can purchase a stylus to use with the pre-installed handwriting app. The complete dimensions for the Xperia Z Ultra are 7.04 in (H) x 3.62 in (W) x 0.26 in (D) and it weighs 7.47 ounces. It has a rear facing 8 megapixel camera with a Sony Exmor RS sensor, 16x digital zoom, Touch Focus, autofocus, and 1080p HD video capture and a 2 megapixel 1080p front facing camera.
It runs on a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. You have all the room you need should you fill up the 16GB internal memory. Find support for microSDXC cards up to 64GB. Connectivity features include Google Maps (street view), Latitude, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, DLNA, aGPS, GLONASS, USB Tethering, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot, Xperia Link, Screen Mirroring, and synchronization with Google Sync, MS Exchange ActiveSync and Facebook. For you entertainment find Sony Entertainment Network, FM Radio with RDS, TrackID (music recognition app), TV, Video streaming support, YouTube, Google Chrome Browser, Google Voice Search, Social Networking (Google Talk, Facebook, and Twitter), Reader mode, SenseMe slideshow, PlayMemories, Playstation and 3D games. Powered by an embedded 3,000 mAh battery, you get 14 hours of talk time, 790 hours of standby time, 120 hours of music playback, 7.5 hours of video viewing. Get even more information in the Xperia Z Ultra White Paper (Adobe PDF). Get Sony Xperia Z Ultra Accessories
Another upcoming phablet is the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9200. Running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 1.7GHz Dual-Core processor, it provides the latest Google Mobile Services at 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz. Measures 6.59 in (H) x 3.46 in (W) x 0.31 in (D) and weighs 7.01 ounces. Utilizing AGPS and GLONASS, you'll have precise audible turn-by-turn driving directions and improved location based services. Be notified of what's near you and always know your surroundings. For taking photos and video capturing find an 8 megapixel rear facing camera / camcorder with LED Flash and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera. For your music and video playlists it supports Bluetooth stereo and you can add a microSDXC card with a maximum memory of 64GB.
When you need to multitask, this Android phablet provides multi-window and split views. It is powered by a 3,200 mAh battery with 17 hours of 3G talk time and 420 hours of 3G standby. Get Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Accessories
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