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Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Appears in Sony’s Documentation

August 18, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

We’ve heard before that Sony is looking to create a smaller version of their Xperia Tablet Z line and now, the name has appeared in some of Sony’s official documentation. As you might imagine, Sony is pretty big in the mobile audio space these days and they offer a comprehensive range of Bluetooth speakers including some designed for their own devices. The BSC10 is a Bluetooth speaker that features a charging dock to access the pins of the Xperia Z1, Z2 and the Tablet Z2. Listed alongside these devices is a curious new entry listed as the “Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact”.

The BSC10 documents are still listed on Sony’s website and were uncovered by Techtastic. While there’s no telling if this means an announcement is imminent, IFA is just around the corner in September and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Sony announce some more Xperia devices during the conference in Berlin. With the likes of Samsung, ASUS, LG and others all offering 8-inch tablets it’d stand to reason that Sony would want to introduce something similar. After all, not everyone wants a 10.1-inch tablet and if Sony could bring the same sort of slim design and waterproofing that the Xperia Z2 Tablet did then we’re sure that Sony’s smaller offering would do well, especially with built-in LTE support.

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Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet was a decent tablet, but it did lack the higher-resolution displays that other similar 10-inch tablets feature these days. However, it is now available on Verizon and the overall design and build is something we liked a lot in our review. A smaller version of the device would presumably feature a denser display and offer users more portability, but we’re just going to have to wait and see if Sony do have plans for such a device.