Sony confirms it has no plans to release a 7-inch tablet

Sony confirms it has no plans to release a 7-inch tablet
Sony has just released its first Android tablet under the Xperia brand - the Sony Xperia Tablet S - but does this mean that a smaller, possibly 7-inch tablet from Sony is in the works? Not at all.

The reason lies in Sony's new strategy focused on premium high-end products. Sony Chief Operating Officer and president of Sony’s U.S. division, Phil Molyneux, confirmed that the company is not planning a 7-incher.

"That's not our direction. We are announcing these products and we think they will resonate with the consumers around the globe," Molyneux said about the possibility of a 7-inch Sony tablet.

"As we move forward you are going to see more of this great innovation at the higher end and the more premium segment. We will put more emphasis there," Molyneux explained the overall Sony future strategy.

One thing that Sony did confirm is the renewed effort in digital imaging, a traditionally strong area for Sony. Its latest smartphones, the Xperia T and Xperia V both feature a brand new Exmor RS 13-megapixel sensor. Not bad for a smartphone, is it?

source: ABC News


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