Sony shows intriguing tablet concepts, flaunts its design chops

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



1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

2. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

3. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

8. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

4. AaronR_96

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

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

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

6. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Holy......I just can't believe my eyes Sony...make.believe :)

7. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011


9. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

10. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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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