Sony Xperia Tablet Z goes $50 cheaper for holidays, KitKat update incoming

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has been blessed with a price drop by its maker as far as the US is concerned. And there’s good news for those who already own the device as well; next month will see Sony releasing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for it. And following a break, a KitKat upgrade will be delivered as well.

The 16GB model of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z which usually sells for $499.99 is now going for $449.99. Furthermore, its 16GB 4G LTE version which should go for $629.99 is being dished out at $579.99. The US even gets a special Kitchen Edition of the device which comes equipped with an iGrill wireless digital meat thermometer and a lightweight foldable stand.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

This version is a 32GB model, and is now being offered for $599.99 instead of $649.99. And lastly, the 32GB version of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z can be purchased currently at $549.99, as opposed to its earlier cost of $599.99. All these devices are unlocked variants, and come with $170 worth of free music, movies and games.

Released earlier this year, the water and dust-proof device features a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology. A quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor powers this slate, while 2GB worth of RAM provides it company. An 8MP Exmor R lens-equipped camera is also on board.

And while the stock OS on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, as revealed in the space above, it should be getting the later versions of Google’s OS soon.