Smart phones get lonely sometimes -- that's why Sony is supposedly cooking up a 10.1-inch tablet companion to its latest.
The so-called Xperia Tablet Z (whatever Sony's naming department is being paid, it's not enough) has leaked via Japanese Twitter account Xperia Info, which says the mythical device will come packing a 1.5GHz quad-core processor.
A waterproof frame is also tipped, making the dream of reading CNET in the bath on a luxuriously large screen a real possibility. The display is rumoured to pack a hearty 1,920x1,200 pixels, while the Tablet Z will apparently come in black and white.
As for software, the spill-all source says we can expect to see. That's not the very latest version -- I'd hope that any future Android gadgets would make the effort to arrive running Android 4.2, which packs in .
Little else is known, apart from a codename -- 'Pollux' -- so swallow this latest leak with a side order of salt. A new Sony tablet wouldn't be that surprising though -- the company has previously released the Tablet S and Xperia Tablet S (pictured above), neither of which were especially compelling compared with tablet marvels like the or .
Sony's not likely to give up on tablets however, so here's hoping it can impress us with a third slate. One site is saying the Tablet Z is tipped to hit Japan ahead of the summer before heading to Europe, so we may not have long to wait. Let me know if you'd buy a waterproof tablet in the comments or on our Facebook wall.