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

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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

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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:05 1

1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 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.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 22:00 2

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Sony makes better designs

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:20 4

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

great tabby

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:27

3. Y_S_L (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:14 2

6. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 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!!!

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:40 5

4. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 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.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:49 5

5. marchels14 (unregistered)

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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:21

7. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 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.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:06 1

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:21

9. sonisoe (Posts: 436; Member since: 06 May 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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:21

10. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:15 1

11. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)

Hell yes, another Sony Tab

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 12:25 1

12. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:37 1

13. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 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!!!!!!!

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 21:32 1

14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

wow 8.9 to 9.7 is standard! greater than that it looks ridiculous!!!

i hope they will make Windows tablet too!

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 22:00 2

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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