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

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



1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

12. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

23. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 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: Jan 11, 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: Dec 26, 2011

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

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

it looks like a 7" tablet.

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: Aug 26, 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: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 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: Apr 05, 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: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 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: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

15. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Thats a tv with android os

16. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 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"

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

26. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 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).

21. Suts_97

Posts: 129; Member since: May 05, 2012

It looks like an old TV.

22. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Sony's design is always SUPERB !

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