Sony Xperia tablet snaps spied on web
Fresh pics have surfaced showing Sony's upcoming Xperia-branded Android tablet refresh following the machine's unofficial outing last month.
The Xperia is said to contain an Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, pack in a 6000mAh battery, and sport front- and rear-facing cameras of one and eight million pixels, respectively. The body is cast in magnesium-aluminium alloy, a posting on XDA Developers claims.
That's where the snaps - which confirm the 'flattened Tablet S' styling of the previous leak - come from.
Source: XDA Developers
Expect to pay $400-600 for an Xperia tablet with 16-64GB of storage when it ships in September, the post notes. ®
Looks like an iPad
It's rectangular, has rounded edges and has got a black bezel. I had to take a serious second look before I realised it wasn't an iPad. Damn it's confusing.
How exactly you would imagine a 'different' tablet could look like? Oval shape maybe?
Sony, proving once again that "slavish copying" of the iconic iPad is neither necessary (or even desirable) when creating an Android tablet.
I realise that this will be lost on the "Apple Haters" here at The Register, but it is in fact impossible to argue against this "proof by existence" fact.
Re: I realise that this will be lost on the "Apple Haters" here
Hey, I'm an Apple hater, but other than their laptop unibody concept, I don't find their industrial design such that you couldn't improve upon it.
But you know, its like Hollywood: Once someone comes out with a really successful zombie movie, every other studio will start to crank out zombie movies until they rode the wave to death and nobody wants to see anymore zombie movies for another 20 years.
Personally, I thought it was annoying that the original Galaxy S looked so much like the iPhone. I neither wanted an iPhone, nor did I want a copy. So I didn't buy one.
Re: Possibly good?
It looks like you could hang it on a clothes line.
Or over a picture hook on the wall, to use as a wall mounted touch screen stereo, once connected to your active speakers over DLNA