Electronics giant, Japanese company Sony has eventually decided not to miss on the huge opportunity that the tablet market offers. As the initial Tablet S became obsolete and did not achieve great sales, the company is now preparing for Tablet S’ successor.
The new Android
-based tablet from Sony will be called Xperia and will feature the same 9.4” screen with a 1280 by 800 pixel resolution.
Despite the fact that the new model keeps the same folded-paper profile that Tablet S did, Sony claims that Xperia is 42% thinner.
The complete name of the new device is reportedly Sony
Xperia Tablet SGPT1211 and it comes with three storage capacities: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.
The battery is said to be rated at 6000 mAh and the company claims that this is enough for about 10 hours of internet browsing using the WirelessN
Sony is not wasting any opportunity to profit from the PlayStation brand image, so the Xperia tablet will also feature the popular logo representing the fact that it comes with a certain level of compatibility with the popular console and some of its accessories.
Connectivity is well-endowed, as Xperia comes complete with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 optional 3G, an SD card slot and the usual HD audio jack.
GPS capability is also included, but there’s a chance that the type of GPS will differ from 3G models that will come with A-GPS and Wi-Fi models that will have S-GPS.
Some specific accessories will also be available at launch such as a Dock Speaker, a Docking Stand, a Cradle, a Simple Stand and a thin keyboard.
Pricing is set to start at $450 or €367 and go up if more storage capacity is desired.