Sony slides expose saucy Xperia slate
Tablet S refresh?
Sony looks set to launch a Tablet S successor after internal slides escaped its HQ and revealed a lighter, thinner, brawnier device, known only as the Xperia Sony Tablet.
The forthcoming Sony slate will join the party with an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor; Android 4.0 or later; 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage; and a whopping 6000mAh battery, German news site Mobiflip reports after being sent a set of pre-release presentation slides detailing the device.
Other changes see the splash-proof aluminium body taken down to an 8.8mm thickness, 42 per cent thinner than the current Tablet S.
Amid various accessories also leaked, there's a Microsoft Surface-style wrap-around keyboard peripheral that doubles up as a kickstand.
While exact availability has yet to be revealed, the prices clock in around $50 less than iPad equivalents at each starting point: $450 (£287) for the 16GB, $550 (£351) for the 32GB and $650 (£415) for the 64GB.
We expect to hear more officially, though, as the Sony Tablet S approaches its first birthday this autumn. ®
I'm becoming conflicted... I've become very disillusioned with Sony over the last decade or two and now they're coming up with some really nice devices. Starting to think I might have to reconsider
Three problems with your post...
1) Honeycomb hasn't been used on tablets for a while now.
2) Malware is a bit more of an issue on Windows platforms than it is on Android
3) Does Uncle Ballmer know you're posting on forums when you should be finding some more productivity software to completely cock up so no one can get any work done?
I agree -- but it's nothing compared to the disillusionment from Apple. I've been buying computers from them since the Apple ][, but I think I've bought my last piece of kit from that consumer electronics company that has replaced innovation with litigiousness and product lock-in.
Would the Reg please note
Battery capacity only makes any sense if quoted in Watt hours. A 7.2V lithium pack would give 43.2 WHr (which is impressive), a 3.6V pack would give a below average 21.6 WHr
And they're keeping the IR port yeah!