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Sony shows intriguing tablet concepts, flaunts its design chops

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Sony shows intriguing tablet concepts, flaunts its design chops
Sony's gadget looks have always been the company's strong side, whichever market it enters, and its Android tablets make no exception. Both the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P sport sleek, innovative design, which sets them apart from the ocean of black plastic rectangles that are the slates with Google's mobile OS.

At its CES event, the company showed the next design concepts that have come out of its research teams, and even had prototypes to flaunt. One, called Slate, is an oval silvery thing with a sleek keyboard, while the Hybrid is a tablet slider that reveals physical keys.

The Slate concept has a soft-touch flexible thingy that can extend from its back and surve as a desktop mount when needed, while the Hybrid concept has a stylus compartment, and a gigantic speaker grill behind the screen when docked into the keyboard.

Have a look at Sony's new tablet design concepts and tell us what you think about the company's ideas. The interface seems custom, so it is unclear what the prototypes were running, although Windows 8 seems like a good bet, considering the Windows key on the keyboard of the Hybrid concept.

via Pocket-lint


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posted on 11 Jan 2012, 10:56 8

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Sony definitely has the best taste design wise. Unlike Crapsung.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:01 8

2. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Awesome. i would pay laptop prices for that Sony tablet/slate with a full windows OS.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:23 3

3. joseg81 (Posts: 164; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


the keyboard on the 1st one is just sick. i'd pay to own one.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 12:35 1

8. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


not like it's for free, course you have to pay for it.. lol

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:24 1

4. AaronR_96 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Is it worth getting a Sony Tablet S now, if they're going to be bringing out these devices in 2012?

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:52 3

5. McLTE (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The tablet with the chicklet keyboard running full blown win8... WIN!

I would grab one in a heart beat.. I want a tablet that doesn't limit what I can do!

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 12:09 4

6. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Holy......I just can't believe my eyes

Sony...make.believe :)

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 12:23

7. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Sick!

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 13:32

9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 961; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Very nice. This will make this tablet as popular as the Transformer and Transformer Prime. I love the keyboard concept and with the addition of Windows 8 is a good value

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 15:28

10. Stuntman (Posts: 707; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Can you tilt the screen to different angles? From what I can tell from the images, it seems that the angle of the screen is fixed.

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