Android tablet launched by Sony at IFA Berlin
Sony has announced the launch of a new Android tablet at IFA Berlin, in addition to three new smartphones. Pcadvisor.co.uk picked up the announcement, which saw the new Xperia Tablet S unveiled for the first time. It will boast a 9.4-inch screen and a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor; potentially complementing the personal and business mobiles already used by Sony lovers. Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s CEO, seemed excited at the launch – stating that the brand just “cannot stand still”. He went on to add: “Sony is an extraordinary company going through extraordinary times. Sony is committed to accelerating its turnaround and business growth.” The tablet is expected to run Android 4.0.3 and the HD screen will be housed in an aluminium body. The smartphones will run on Android too, each offering slightly different features. These will be named Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J, with T boasting a 4.55-inch screen. It will also offer the most internal memory, providing users with a healthy 16 gigabytes. Tablet S, meanwhile, will come in three different versions – offering 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes. Some will be 3G-enabled, too, whilst additional storage can be brought on board in the form of SD cards. According to techweekeurope.co.uk, Sony has gone one step further than other tablet manufacturers by making this new device ‘splashproof’ (i.e. resistant to small spillages), which could provide it with the unique selling point it needs.