Mobile world Congress is one of my favourite times of the year. I get to see loads of innovations and get a first look at new mobile devices with many of their major manufacturers announcing their new flagship smartphones and tablets for the year.

Yesterday Sony announced their new Sony Xperia Z2 tablet and smartphone.  I am happy to confirm that both devices will be coming to Telstra very soon.

Like the rest of the Sony Xperia range, the Xperia Z2 devices are waterproof (up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes) and dust resistant, a definite plus when it comes to damage protection.

Both devices are also 4G enabled so Telstra customers can enjoy our super-fast 4G speeds on the go.

The Sony Xperia Z2 tablet

This is the first tablet from Sony that Telstra will sell and I am excited about it. As connected tablets become more popular this device is great choice if you want something small, light and fast.

The 10.1” live COLOUR LED display and two front speakers will give you a great content viewing experience.  It is also one of the slimmest tablets on the market coming in at just 6.4mm and weighing just 439 grams, making it an easy device to take with you.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor and 6000mAh lithium polymer battery will also let you browse connect and keep you on the go all day.

The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone

I am pleased to  be adding the  Xperia Z2 smartphone to our range, building on the success of the Xperia Z and Z1.

The Sony Xperia Z2 has built on the great features of Xperia Z and Z1 with a 5.2” HD screen with live COLOUR LED, making it perfect for viewing your favourite online content.  It is slimmer than its predecessor at just 8.2mm with glass panels that are encased in solid aluminium.

The camera is again a standout with a great 20.7 megapixels and the ability to shoot 4K videos. Customers can also enjoy a range of camera apps including timeshift video and vine.

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz and a 3200 mAh battery, this device has both speed and stamina.

Pricing and availability

Tablet

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet will be available from Telstra on 29 April.

Telstra customers can purchase the Xperia Z2 Tablet 4G model on a $35 Telstra Tablet Plan, plus $20 per month device repayment when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia (minimum cost over 24 months is $1,320).

Telstra Business customers can purchase the Xperia Z2 tablet 4G model on a $35 Telstra Mobile Broadband Business Member Plan plus a plus $20 per month device repayment when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia (minimum cost over 24 months is $1,320)

Telstra customers can also purchase the Xperia Z2 Tablet 4G model outright from Telstra for $720 RRP.

Smartphone

Customers can purchase the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone on a $70 Telstra Mobile Plan, plus $6 per month repayment on the handset when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 1.5 GB ($0.03c/MB) for use in Australia ($76/month – minimum cost over 24 months is $1824).

Customers can also purchase the Sony Xperia Z2 from Telstra outright for $672.

Business customers can purchase the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone on a $60 Business Performance Plan, plus $10 per month repayment on the handset when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 1 GB ($0.03c/MB) for use in Australia ($70/month – minimum cost over 24 months is $1680).

Customers who pre-order the Xperia Z2 smartphone will receive a Sony Digital Noise Cancelling Headset as a gift with purchase, RRP $89.

The Xperia Z2 was also given the Blue Tick which means it’s recommended for people who want to maximise their coverage.

Editors note: Updated 23 April and 8 May 2014 with tablet availability and pricing