Meet the Sony Xperia Tablet S
IFA 2012 kicked off already in Berlin so expect a barrage of gadget related news and launches in the next few hours. To start things off, Sony announced a bunch of new products including their latest tablet offering. Positioned as the perfect “living room tablet”, the Sony Xperia Tablet S leverages the Sony “ecosystem” so that you can interact with your Sony TV. It’s a pretty solid Android tablet that’s much better than the previous two tablets of Sony but the absence of Jelly Bean might be a turn-off for some (Sony promises it will come as an OTA update soon).
Sony Xperia S Spec Sheet
- Quad-core Tegra 3 CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Internal Storage Options
- No 3G, just WiFi Models
- SD and HDMI Out Slots
- 9.4-inch display, 1280 x 800-pixel resolution
- IR Emitter (Universal TV Remote Control)
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Preloaded Apps (Video & Music, PlayMemories 5GB Cloud Storage, PlayStation Mobile, etc.)
- 6,000mAh Battery
Official Sony Xperia Tablet S Promotional Video
To make the product more interesting, Sony is going to offer a several customized accessories for the Xperia Tablet S. This inclues a speaker dock and elegantly designed tablet holder. Here are the photos of the official accessory line-up:
The Sony Xperia Tablet S will retail for USD$399. That’s more affordable than the iPad so it’s definitely worth considering, especially if you have a Sony TV at home.