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Sony not giving up on tablets, new models incoming

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Sony not giving up on tablets, new models incoming
Last year, Sony jumped on the Android tablet bandwagon by introducing two offerings of its own. One of them was the Sony Tablet S, which looks more or less like your ordinary slate, and the Sony Tablet P, which is a dual-screen device with a design reminiscent to that of the Kyocera Echo. And it seems like Sony is quite happy with its devices, given that it plans on releasing new models in the future.

While speaking with PCMag, Sony Electronics president Phil Molyneux stated that the sales of the Tablet S have met the company's expectations. He also referred to the Tablet S and Tablet P as the company's first generation of Android tablets, hinting that there is a second generation on Sony's agenda.

Even though it doesn't seem to have generated much hype in the U.S., the Sony Tablet S has been a success in some markets such as the U.K. The Sony Tablet P has just recently been launched on AT&T, so we have yet to see how well it will do in terms of sales.

So, what would you, guys, expect from Sony's next batch of Android tablets? More devices with different form factors like that of the Tablet P, perhaps? Or a PlayStation certified tablet that is heavily focused on gaming? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

source: PCMag

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posted on 08 Mar 2012, 05:15

1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

not much philosophy here - all they need to do is to stick with this differentiating design but refine it, (make it thinner and, if possible, suitable for keyboard somehow) and just throw in high quality full hd screen, dot switch, and a beastly processor.

such tablet would sell more than vast majority of generic competing offerings

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 05:24 3

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

I definitely think the next generation of Sony tabs will be playstation certified

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 05:24

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Sony must stay and compete with the iPad World.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 05:31 2

4. WWThinker (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Sony could offer much more than what Apple has: CE, computing, software, game console, portable gaming, smartphone, movie & music publishing, .... If only Sony is reasonbly aggressive and execute reasonably well, it can be extremely successful. Apple has to monitor the moves of Sony with caution. In fact, no company in the mobile computing and CE can ignore Sony!

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 06:25 1

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

I am indeed so happy with my Sony Tablet S, I never regreted buying it and it's worth every penny.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:23 1

6. uchis (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

they just need to market it way faster than before this .....

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 11:05 2

7. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

IMO, Sony Tablet S is the best designed tablet out there.. i agree that there are other more eye pleasing designs out there, but this is the only tablet that has different side profile.. and that's really nice.. a break from the usual form factor.. now only if the screen is FHD and a slightly more powerful hardware.. (maybe LTE support will be nice as well)

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 12:15

8. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

Sony Tablet with 1.) HD resolution and 2.)at least dual core with 3.) Voice Telephony and 4.) SMS/MMS support, plus 5.) Native 3G Video Call, 6.) Sony Video and 7.) Music Unlimited, and 8.) PlayStation certification, CAN'T LOSE!

Just don't forget about the hardware next time, okay?

p.s., can't hurt to put in a 8MP Exmor R with Xenon flash and LED video light.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 12:55

9. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

Just don't mess up on the speakers this time. Android Tablets are designed to be landscape. So when you hold the Sony S Tablet it would be nice not to be covering up the speakers. I can't tell you how many returns I used to see when it came out. I mean everytime you watched a movie or played a playstation game, you just cover up the speakers or have to hold it awkwardly. They spent to much time thinking about reading a book portrait that they design team didn't think it through.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 20:43

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I'll wait for the next generation of SONY Tablets just love their design

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