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Sony tablet prototype with NXT design leaks out, looks just like a big Xperia

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Sony tablet prototype with NXT design leaks out, looks just like a big Xperia
Sony’s latest Android smartphones are easy to spot in the crowd - the NXT design language with the translucent bar at the bottom of devices is instantly recognizable, and now Sony might be bringing a tablet with similar looks. Sony Mobile recently moved its headquarters from Lund, Sweden, to Tokyo, Japan, in a not-so-surprising move after Sony bought out the Ericsson stake out of the company, but what’s interesting is that one of many reports coming from Sweden also features a picture showing a tablet in the NXT design language.

The screen seems to be around 7 inches in size, and there are no details except for the looks. It’s most definitely a prototype, something that Sony may or may not release, but in a world of mostly identical tablets it’s exciting to see a new approach to design.

What do you think, do you like seeing the NXT design in tablets like this one? And how important looks really are for a tablet? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Sydsvenkan via Xperia Blog

Sony tablet prototype with NXT design leaks out, looks just like a big Xperia

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posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:01 2

1. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hmm not a fan of that design,the glowing bar of that size would be a distraction

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 05:04 3

12. redmd (Posts: 901; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Totally. But that bezel suggests the tablet is to be used in landscape.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 16:49

23. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


My roommate has an XperiaS.
The light bar is not a distraction; it's beautiful.
The glowing bar is a design statement reminiscent of Nokia (back in the good ol' days when they created the internal antenna, chrome housings, stainless steel, sliders, click-snap openers, the first phone with internet access and a scroll button, twisters, lipstick bars, changeable covers, birth control keypads, etc, etc).
People believe iApple owns the rights to the rectangle with a bezel around it.
If Sony wants to distinguish itself as a company (especially after parting ways with Ericsson), then they need to keep a commonality in one design element.
The light bar is the reason why people come up to my roommate and ask him "what kinda phone is that?!" and the curved glass on my Nexus is why people ask me "is that phone flat or curved?! wow!".
Pick a design element which sets you apart.
Then stick to it!!!

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 17:00

24. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


And could everyone stop with these 7" tablets?!
If phones are 5.5", then there's no need for some in-between phone and a tablet.
When my 69 year old mom went to BestBuy and looked at a 7" tablet, she said, "So this is for someone who can't afford an iPad?"
Even at her age, she nailed it.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:03

2. simonfrady (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


what ?!.. no , please release for 7" too.. stay at 9"4 ...
anyway, look great design..

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:06

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


it looks like a 7" tablet.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:03 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


looks like a mini tv lol

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:37

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is ugly, hope this will not get out to the market

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:40 3

8. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


Its great that Sony is trying to stay away from the typical iPad wannabe designs! This one's nice but it would have been nicer if it was a 9 incher. Either way, its great!

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:46

9. poikilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


The big fat bezel at the bottom ( In Landscape Mode ) Is ugly. Baring that it looks good.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:47

10. Mr.Alawi (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


what about that black device on far left... it has bigger screen then Xperia S and also at the bottom looks thinner ?!

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 08:11

20. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Its a Xperia s ,
From left to right : Xperia S , Xperia U , Smartwatch , Xperia P , USB Thumbdrive and Xperia Tab

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:48 1

11. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


the tablet looks as though as a photo of an xperia S has been expanded the sony tablet design looks way better

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 05:14

13. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 438; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


A more curved Xperia at the lower left. A prototype?
BTW: Are those real? I was expecting that it will look more the successor of Tablet S.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 05:55 1

15. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Thats a tv with android os

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:01 5

16. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


That is what Samsung has always failed to understand: Dont want to be sued by Apple? Make your own beautiful design. Cant make your own beautiful design? Well, leave that to Sony.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 08:02 1

19. MeoCao (unregistered)


Apple still has to post on its website and newspapers : "SS does not copy us"

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 17:01

25. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-claims-Apples-iPhone-was-based-on-a-Sony-design-concept-floated-in-2006_id32687

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 07:19

17. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 438; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


hmm. what if they will just wrap the edges of the tablet with the transparent antenna...

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 17:03

26. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


the transparent part is not the antenna, it just houses a mesh of wiring inside of the clear part that connects to the opaque side (which houses the antenna).

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 11:09

21. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


It looks like an old TV.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 11:53 2

22. SteveWozzENIAC (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Sony's design is always SUPERB !

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