If you were to walk into any local wireless carrier in search for a tablet, you would find a plethora of 3G and some 4G devices to chose from. Of all the manufacturers who make those wireless radio-packing tabs, as hard as you looked, you will not see one 3G or 4G tablet made by Sony (unless you’re in Japan and you’re looking at the Tablet S or P) – all Sony tabs are currently WiFi only. According to a recently leaked AT&T roadmap, those stats are soon about to change with a mysterious 3G enabled tablet code named the Crystal.
We don’t really know much about this upcoming tablet other than it will be restricted to HSPA+ networks, yes that unfortunately means no LTE. According to the roadmap, we should see the Crystal sometime within the first quarter for $409.99, and you can expect that price to reflect the required signing of a two year contract.
So what is the Sony Crystal tablet going to look like? Good question, but since there are no rumors of Sony building any new and improved hardware it’s thought to possibly be a revamped Tablet S. On the other hand, Sony could have a tight seal on an all new tablet design and we could be pleasantly surprised come Mobile World Congress, as that would be the most likely place for the Crystal’s unveiling. We will keep you posted as we learn more.