BERLIN: JAPANESE ELECTRONICS FIRM Sony launched a waterproof tablet under its Xperia brand at the IFA electonics trade show in Berlin today.
Measuring 241x8.8x174mm, the Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner and lighter than the original Sony Tablet S, has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).
The Xperia Tablet S will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage models and has an 8MP rear-facing camera.
Sony said the splash-proof Xperia Tablet S is "designed for real-life use around the home and outdoors", so it can withstand the ineviatable drink spilages.
So it can handle any media you throw at it, the Xperia Tablet S includes several of Sony's signal processing technologies, such as Clearaudio+ mode so users can experience sound with more clarity "across a wide spectrum from deep lows to crisp highs".
Buyers of the Xperia Tablet S can also command their entire entertainment set-up from one location via Sony's built-in infrared universal remote control with enhanced macro function that stores a time-saving sequence of commands for instant recall.
"Ask Xperia Tablet S to switch on your TV, cable box and home entertainment system, select inputs, adjust volume and more. Everything's executed at a single touch, and up to six macros can be named and stored," Sony said.
Sony said its new Xperia Tablet S will be available from September, but has not announced pricing yet. µ
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