Sony today launched the Xperia Tablet S, a thin and light device packed with original applications and Sony exclusive features. Adding Xperia into the name, Sony turns its Android tablet into Xperia sub-brand. The Xperia Tablet S has enhanced software that allows you to control you TV, Blu-ray Disc player and audio system, with the touch of one button. Here's more info on this upcoming Android tablet from Sony:
The Xperia Tablet S features an IPX-4 splash proof rating display that can withstand splashing water at all angles when the multi-port cover is in place. Even with wet hands the LCD screen will still recognize touch gestures, making the device a perfect companion in the kitchen and beyond.
Preloaded onto the device are the Sony Entertainment Network Services, giving consumers access to their favorite songs, movies and TV shows with a single sign on:
- Purchase or rent on-demand hit movies and TV shows anytime you want with Video Unlimited. - Discover and listen to millions of songs from all your favorite artists with a Music Unlimited subscription, now with the ability to cache playlists for offline listening. - Store your photos and videos in the cloud and share on any device at any time with friends through PlayMemories Online service.
Book lovers can also purchase and read their favorite eBooks with the pre-loaded Reader application and manage their bookshelf across multiple devices, including Sony Reader and Xperia Smartphones. This fall, Sony Xperia Tablet S owners will also be able to enjoy dedicated content from PlayStation Mobile on their tablets.
The Xperia Tablet S, which launches with Android 4.0, has a thin and light aluminum body while still maintaining a unique design for a comfortable grip and feel. It is fast and powerful with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The screen maintains a crisp display and fingerprint and glare reducing coatings. The device includes a full-sized SD card slot for expanded storage and HDMI connectivity with optional HDMI adapter cable. With built-in Wi-Fi compatibility, users can browse the internet, check e-mail and access digital content anywhere there is a Wi-Fi connection.
Sound quality is enhanced with ClearAudio+ mode. ClearAudio+ mode, developed with Sony's own signal processing technologies, allows users to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. ClearAudio+ mode incorporates a variety of Sony's technologies, but with one simple operation, users can easily enjoy Sony recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence, across the entire spectrum of sound.
Users can personalize their Xperia Tablet S with a new line of optimized accessories (sold separately). The Cover with Keyboard features a thin keyboard that connects via the device's multi-port, so no pairing is needed. The Docking Stand is sleek, stylish and adds functionality with three USB ports and one HDMI port. Other accessories include a Simple Stand, Carrying Cover in seven stylish colors, a Charging Cradle and a Dock Speaker.
Here's a commercial for the Xperia Tablet S:
The Xperia Tablet S is available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions and will be sold at Sony Stores, including online, and other authorized dealers nationwide for about $399, $499 and $599 respectively starting September 7 (preorders start today).
Accessories (all available at launch with the exception of the Dock Speaker): Cover with Keyboard - $99.99 Docking Stand - $99.99 Simple Stand - $24.99 Carrying Cover -$50.99 - $79.99 Charging Cradle - $39.99 Dock Speaker - $129.99, available November