Sony announced today the launch of the Xperia Tablet S, a thin and light device packed with original applications and Sony exclusive features. The new device joins Sony's smartphones under the Xperia sub-brand. The Xperia brand delivers mobile experiences that enhance user enjoyment through design and network services. By introducing a tablet under the Xperia brand, Sony offers users a consistent experience between the immediate convenience of an Xperia Smartphone and an immersive entertainment experience of an Xperia Tablet. More details after the jump.
CONTROL THE LIVING ROOM
To further enhance the living room experience, Sony will offer a new app called Watch Now, which enriches the TV watching experience. Watch Now provides an interactive, visual program guide fueled by personal preference and real-time trends from users' social media feeds. TV fans can use the app to discover new shows based on intelligent recommendations from the app, change the channel with a flick of the finger and share their thoughts on what they are watching via Twitter, Facebook and Get Glue. The Sony exclusive app will be available for download for the Xperia Tablet S in the US from Google Play at launch.
BEYOND THE LIVING ROOM
Not only will Xperia Tablet S owners be able to control their living room, but they can also control content on the device for various other people using Sony's new exclusive Guest Mode feature. Guest Mode allows for personalized configurations for different users by displaying different wallpaper, applications and widgets. The tablet owner can manage access for any friend or family member by regulating which apps and widgets are accessible by others. Guest Mode can provide parents with a strong parental control tool by offering more supervision over what content their children can consume.
Xperia Tablet's splash proof design helps provide assurance that the tablet is protected from the elements. With an IPX-4 splash proof rating, the Xperia Tablet S 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.
Sony Xperia Tablet S Specifications:
9.4-inch (1280x800) Capacitive touchscreen with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
IPX-4 certified - water proof
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
ULP GeForce GPU
1GB of RAM
16/32/64GB of internal storage
SD up to 32GB
8MP autofocus rear camera
1080p@30fps video recording (Rear)
1MP front-facing camera
720p video recording (Front)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Li-Ion 6000mAh Battery
Sony Xperia Tablet S Price and Availability in the Philippines:
The Sony Xperia Tablet S is available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions and will be sold at Sony Stores in the US starting September 7 for about $399, $499 and $599 respectively (Estimated price in the Philippins 16GB-Php16,900, 32GB-Php21,200 and 64GB-Php25,400).
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