Sony has announced its third tablet 'Xperia Tablet S' on Wednesday at a press
event in Berlin, Germany. Featuring 9.4-inch display, Xperia Tablet S
will come with Ice Cream Sandwich on-board.
As rumoured earlier, the
new tablet joins Sony's smartphones under the Xperia sub-brand. The
tablet comes with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Infrared
sensor. According to the company, Xperia Tablet S has enhanced the
universal remote feature by adding macro functionality, allowing the
ability to turn on multiple devices of most brands, including TV,
Blu-ray Disc player and audio system, with the touch of one button.
Tablet S also comes with a guest mode that allows the owner of the
tablet to add personalized configurations for different users by
displaying different wallpaper, applications and widgets.
are no longer just a personal device, but are being shared by family
members, and we heard from consumers that they wanted to have parental
controls. It was important for us to provide parents with a solution for
controlling what content their children could access from the tablet,"
said Phil Lubell, vice president of networked technologies and services
at Sony Electronics.
The Japanese manufacturer has also announced several accessories for the
tablet including a cover with keyboard, which features a thin keyboard
that connects via the device's multi-port. Other accessories include
docking stand, simple stand, carrying cover, a charging cradle and a
Revealing the US pricing and availability of
the tablet, Sony has stated the Xperia Tablet S is available in 16 GB,
32 GB and 64 GB versions and will be sold for about $399, $499 and $599
respectively starting September 7 (pre-orders start today).
Sony at IFA 2012, Berlin
- 9.4-inch (1280 x 800) IPS display
- Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- Storage: 16 / 32 / 64GB
- Wireless connectivity
- Bluetooth 3.0, 3G (3G models)
- Multi Port, SD Card, Microphone, Headphone Out, Stereo Speaker
- 1.0 effective megapixels HD web camera (front)
- 8.0 effective megapixels HD camera (rear)
- Dimensions: 241.2mm (W) x 8.8mm (H1) / 11.85mm (H2) x 174.4mm (D)
- Weight: 570g (Wi-Fi models) / 585g (3G models)
- Battery: Capacity 6000 mAh