Sony has unveiled the thinnest tablet computer of its kind. The Android-powered Xperia Z is 0.27in thick. That is 0.01in thinner than Apple's iPad Mini despite featuring a larger 10.1in screen. Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona from 25 to 28 February and is a popular time to publicize global launches of innovative smart devices.
Further than being thin, Sony's new tablet can also lay claim to being the lightest for its volume. In addition it is water and dust resistant featuring like plastic covers to protect its ports as are found on the firm's Xperia Z Smartphone which was announced a fortnight ago at the customer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Samsung has previously said it would show off a new 8in version of its Galaxy Note tablet family at the occasion.