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Leak: Sony's Got a Quad Core Xperia Tablet in the Works

By - Source: Mobiflip | B 11 comments

Nothing better than leaked information on an unannounced product to whet your appetite.

Sony's Xperia line is about to get bigger. The electronics company is apparently working on a Tegra 3-powered 10-inch tablet as a successor to its unique Tablet S slate. Announced last year, the Tablet S featured a wedge-like design, Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 CPU and a 9.4-inch touchscreen. Now it seems Sony is ready to update its tablet line with something a little more powerful. However, unlike the Tablet S, this new tablet will bear the same 'Xperia' branding that appears on Sony's phones.
 

According to leaked images obtained by German news site Mobiflip, Sony's new creation will boast Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip and will come in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacities. The device is said to be thinner and lighter than the Tablet S but will maintain the same wedge-shape. Additionally, consumers can expect an aluminum splash-proof body, Android 4.0 or later, WiFi, 3G, and a 6000mAh.

Perhaps the most interesting part is that the tablet will also feature an optional keyboard cover similar to the Microsoft Surface keyboard that had us all drooling back in June. This cover will cover the entire tablet and fold at the back to form a stand. As far as pricing is concerned, the leaked slides put this particular accessory at $100. Other accessories include a docking station, dock speaker, cradle, stand, and various covers. These range in price from $40 to $120. Tentative pricing for the tablet is listed as $449.99 (16GB), $549.99 (32GB), and $649.99 (64GB).

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    chomlee , August 2, 2012 6:13 PM
    This all sounds nice but didn't the previous tablets from sony FAIL. I dont understand how they keep trying to put out a tablet when previous versions dont sell. Well, I guess I cant complain, competition is always good.
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    kawininjazx , August 2, 2012 6:30 PM
    Does it really warrant an article every time a major manufacturer finally releases a Tegra 3 tablet?
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    Murissokah , August 2, 2012 6:34 PM
    It's good to see SONY in this game too, but unfortunately it looks like too little, too late. If they are serious about the android tablet market they should come up with something with a real competritive advantage against Samsung, otherwise they will only sell to their brand-loyal customers.
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    g00fysmiley , August 2, 2012 6:56 PM
    thats alot for a tegra3... 10 inch screen is nice but ... compared to a nexus 7 for the price different i'd take the smaller screen
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    KidABear , August 2, 2012 7:27 PM
    kawininjazxDoes it really warrant an article every time a major manufacturer finally releases a Tegra 3 tablet?


    Agreed. Obviously some people are interested but I'm sick of this whole tablet craze.

    Posted from my Tegra 3 tablet
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    killerclick , August 2, 2012 7:57 PM
    kawininjazxDoes it really warrant an article every time a major manufacturer finally releases a Tegra 3 tablet?


    If Microsoft Surface rates an article, so does every other crappy failure of a tablet.
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    bodyporkul , August 2, 2012 8:33 PM
    You can read more about this subject including launching date and prices:

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    beardguy , August 2, 2012 8:37 PM
    I think they should make this a gaming tablet, something better to replace the PSP Vita, which has not been doing well.
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    robochump , August 2, 2012 9:02 PM
    If this was an Apple product all the Apple hater hipsters would bash it. Competition always benefits the consumer and I have yet to see a true iPad killer, it is good to see the competition like Sony keep trying.
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    tomfreak , August 3, 2012 12:38 AM
    robochumpIf this was an Apple product all the Apple hater hipsters would bash it. Competition always benefits the consumer and I have yet to see a true iPad killer, it is good to see the competition like Sony keep trying.
    the major problem with Ipad is the lack of flash support + a proper way to bypass it. while I know flash crash and sucks sometimes. But with the lack of flash support that means many youtube emblem in a site are not working. Since Apple decide to drop support for flash, sometimes u bump into a YouTube emblem that u WANTED TO view, but u cant + u dont know the youtube link, that means u have no idea what that youtube is about! -.-

    If u have Apple Ipad, u'll know what I mean.


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    jacobdrj , August 3, 2012 4:17 PM
    Tablets are for content consumption.
    i.e. a console.

    Android Tablets = Fractured
    Apple Tablets = Unified

    It is an easy decision.

    Features and cost be damned...