Sony makes room for a voice calling tablet: the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra


Gigaom

Maybe there’s a market for the ill-named “phablets” after all. Sony(s sne) must think so since it launched a 6.4-inch smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra, on Tuesday. The large-screened, waterproof and dustproof device is part phone and part tablet, offering those with big pockets the chance to carry just a single device instead of two.

Similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, the Xperia Z Ultra supports stylus input but it doesn’t require a special pen like Samsung’s product does. Sony says the new device has “handwriting recognition which is compatible with any pencil and selected stylus or pen (capacitive stylus or metal pen with tip diameter over 1 mm).”

I’m not sure I’d want to write on my mobile device with a pencil, but I have to believe that the screen is protected from scratches and such. At least I hope so because 1920 x 1080 resolution on…

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