Sony has launched the Sony Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition, a new variant of its flagship tablet.
The Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition comes with 32GB internal storage and includes some preloaded apps for cooking. The company mentions that the tablet includes $115 worth of recipes, content and accessories. The Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition also packs an iGrill, which is an app-enabled Bluetooth wireless digital meat thermometer that can help monitor food from up to 200 feet away. The iGrill can alert the cook via the Xperia Tablet Z. The company is also bundling a lightweight foldable stand with tablet.
Other preloaded apps include BigOven, which offers 2,50,000+ recipes, Evernote Food, Juicing Recipes, which offers information on juicing, and Food Planner Pro that allows users to keep a meal plan and lets recipe collections sync between multiple devices. The company also includes 260 preloaded classic recipes and a how-to video series provided by Saveur on the tablet. The rest of the specifications are identical to the original Xperia Tablet Z, which was launched in January.
The Xperia Tablet Z features a 10.1-inch display with full-HD (1920 x 1200 pixels) display. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. The major USP of the tablet, however, is its form factor. At 6.9mm, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is currently amongst the slimmest tablets around and weighs 495 grams. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera featuring Exmor R for mobile and a 2-megapixel HD front-facing camera. It is a dust proof and water resistant tablet that comes with a 6,000mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition has been rolled out in the United States at a starting price of $649.