The news comes as Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Verge notes that the development marks Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s latest move in connection to its Office productivity suite.
The Xperia Z4 Tablet from Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) is decidedly being pitched as a productivity tool, aside from a media consumption and creation tool, by its maker. Along with the new tablet, Sony has announced the Bluetooth Keyboard BKB50 which makes the Xperia Z4 Tablet sort of like a laptop hybrid like the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface line of tablets.
It should be noted that Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) sold its VAIO computer manufacturing business last year as the company remakes itself in the face of stiff competition and stagnancy.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has just also made its Office for Android tablets suite free at the end of January.
According to The Verge, the applications for Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be pinned to the home screen of the Xperia Z4 Tablet by default.
Powered by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Xperia Z4 Tablet is expected to be released in June. The tablet also comes at the light 396 grams for the LTE version and 392 grams for its Wi-Fi only version.
The new flagship tablet from Sony packs a 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution, a 6,000mAh battery and 8.1 and 5.1 megapixel cameras. As with all of the company’s latest flagship devices, it’s IP68-certified meaning it’s waterproof.
Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors owned about 5.88 million Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) shares by the end of December, up 10% quarter over quarter.
Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Capital remained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s largest institutional investor by the end of 2014 with about 74.24 million shares.
I just made 84% in 4 days by blindly imitating a hedge fund’s stock pick. I will tell you how I pulled such a huge return in such a short time but let me first explain in this FREE REPORT why following hedge funds’ stock picks is one of the smartest things you can do as an investor. We launched our quarterly newsletter 2.5 years ago and not one subscriber has, since, said “I lost money by EXACTLY following your stock picks”. The reason is simple. You can beat index funds by creating a DREAM TEAM of hedge fund managers and investing in only their best ideas. I just made 84% in 4 days by blindly imitating one of these best ideas. CLICK HERE NOW for all the details.