Sony to unify its phones and tablets under the Xperia brand, 9.4" aluminum slate coming September

Sony to unify its phones and tablets under the Xperia brand, 9.4
Leaked slideshow reveals a 9.4" "Xperia" tablet is coming, with splashproof aluminum body and Tegra 3 quad-core processor, signaling that Sony will unify its smartphones and tablets under the Xperia brand, in line with the One Sony strategy.

The slate will have the same size screen as the Tablet S, with 1280x800 pixels of resolution, and the same "wedge"design, but will be 42% thinner, at 8.8mm in the wedge section, which is a stellar achievement. Other notable specs include an 8MP rear camera, and 6000mAh battery promising 10 hours of web browsing. Android ICS "or later" will be running the Xperia Sony Tablet show.

Sony is supposedly planning a number of accessories as well, such as the obligatory keyboard cover (which looks svelte in the slideshow below), a charging cradle, dock, speaker, a stand and a carrying case. As for the software side of things, the Xperia tablet is allegedly going to have a "Guest Mode", where different users can log into different profiles, to ease the eternal family tablet feud.

The Xperia slate is expected to be released in September with an ERP of $450 for the 16GB version, $550 for the 32GB, and $650 for the 64-gigger, if the introductory prices in the slideshow below are to be believed. The source that posted these, however, claims they work for Sony, and the actual prices will start more like $400 for the 16GB version, which we prefer to believe.

source: XDA-Devs via XperiaBlog



1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Design-wise and marketing-wise Sony knows, what it is doing, spec-wise it is just another Android tablet. Ergo i would choose Infinity Pad over it... And the new iPad over Infinity Pad, trololo.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sony makes better designs

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

great tabby

3. Y_S_L

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

i just don't understand why sony never uses's high-end hardwares...? just look at there TV and Zseries labtop....!

6. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

If Sony using high end hardware, tag price will surpass Apple. Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon and ITune.....hello! .....Sony just realm of a control freak and you look at a Sonic Stage in the late 1990 for MiniDisc Sony ATRAC format vs MP3 media arena, what have to brought them? It just did not learn!!!

4. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

yes finally something from sony that can rival the big guns Sony forever my favourite btw the slate or whatever you wanna call it looks futuristic and awesome.

5. marchels14 unregistered

i didn't expect a tablet from tablet in that case.looks good.

7. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Bandage technology, if you need extra juice then attach a battery pack. I preferred Asus Transformer that you have freedom of extra juice/keyboard/tablet - its feature usb and full size SD card and mouse pad.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope Sony will support Windows (Phone) 8 when their financial burden lessen more

9. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

no tab gets me excited cos they're of minimal use...except for windows 8....there's no reason for anyone itching for a table to not get a windows 8

10. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

If they put a FHD display on the tablet it would be intriguing to me, there are just to many FHD display tablets for the same price out there and the same specs. Infinity Pad for example

11. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Hell yes, another Sony Tab

12. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Wait, did anyone else notice that the new tablet will come with Macro support for the IR blaster? Awesome!

13. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

really? a dislike? who the f*ck would deslike a comment that is like this comment! the guy just said that the macro functionality in the ir is awesome, that person who disliked it doesn't understand sh*t. I'M SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow 8.9 to 9.7 is standard! greater than that it looks ridiculous!!! i hope they will make Windows tablet too!

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'll wait for a JELLY BEAN XPERIA Tablet S can't wait for this one to come out. next phone will be a XPERIA/TABLET/TV making all my products SONY

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