Sony tablet prototype with NXT design leaks out, looks just like a big Xperia
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
1. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Hmm not a fan of that design,the glowing bar of that size would be a distraction
12. redmd (Posts: 857; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Totally. But that bezel suggests the tablet is to be used in landscape.
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!!!
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.
2. simonfrady (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)
what ?!.. no , please release for 7" too.. stay at 9"4 ...
anyway, look great design..
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
looks like a mini tv lol
7. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is ugly, hope this will not get out to the market
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!
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.
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 ?!
20. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Its a Xperia s ,
From left to right : Xperia S , Xperia U , Smartwatch , Xperia P , USB Thumbdrive and Xperia Tab
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
13. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; 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.
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.
19. MeoCao (unregistered)
Apple still has to post on its website and newspapers : "SS does not copy us"
25. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
17. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
hmm. what if they will just wrap the edges of the tablet with the transparent antenna...
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).