New today from Sony via IFA Berlin, the company’s latest moves into the mobile marketplace include, of special note, their Xperia S tablet. This new variant of the popular S series comes with more power and a slimmer feel, among other features.
Powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3, the processing speed of the newer S Tablet from Sony, combined with its pairing with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, makes for a bit of tasty mobile fun. Topping off the marque specs, an 8 megapixel camera (front), and a 9.4-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution should serve to make the new offering popular, especially for Sony fans. And, 1 GB of RAM powers up one heck of a lot of TV-centric power for Android fans.
To the naked eye, the new Xperia S does not seem all that different from the last model. A close look though reveals the new S Tablet to be a lot slimmer and without the old proprietary charge connect.
New Software features like a Sony rehash of Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited, will be popular for users who want to do things like cache playlists to listen later offline. Cloud photo and video sharing via PlayMemories is also a nice feature.
Not the least economical of new tablet wonders, the new Xperia S is sleek and powerful with lots of uniquely Sony features. Some cute and useful refinements and features of this new Xperia include:
- A very cool case that doubles as a Bluetooth keyboard.
- Splash proof so you can tap with wet fingers even
- 3D surround sound effects
- 1 Megapixel front HD camera
- Smart control of AV equipment that uses IR remote controllers
- Personalization features including; docking options, carry cases, and other options
- And new direct connect and sharing features
Set to go in stores in the U.S. September 7, the suggested prices for the all new Xperia S tablet are; $399 (for16GB models), $499 (32GB), and $599 (64GB) respectively. Competitive tablets from the IFA show include the cheaper Vivo Tab from Asus; Samsung’s Slate, and for novelty sake at least the strangely cool Archos GamePad Tablet.