Last month, Sony started accepting pre-orders for its Xperia Z2 Tablet, but absent from this announcement was support for any US wireless carriers. Apparently this exclusion doesn’t mean that Sony’s slim slab will be avoiding its the US of A, as @evleaks recently posted renders of the Z2 with Verizon branding. With an entry-level price of $500, this waterproof slate features a 10.1-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS display, a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm APQ8074AB quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, S-Force Front Surround, a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, an 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter and Android 4.4 KitKat.

The posting for this device listed it for 2014, which pretty much translates to a release sometime within the next six months. Based on its LTE branding, Big Red’s version of the Xperia Z2 Tablet could possibly launch with a higher asking price than its WiFi-only counterpart due to Verizon’s additional hardware. Hopefully this means that it will play nice with the carrier’s shiny new XLTE network, but until the carrier makes an official announcement, it’s probably best not to assume this sort of thing.

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