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New leak reveals accessories for Sony’s upcoming Xperia tablet

A slew of leaked photos have surfaced, revealing an array of new accessories for Sony’s rumored Xperia tablet. According to the images, Sony has constructed a keyboard case similar to that of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. In addition to the case, the manufacturer is preparing a media docking station with remote control and a stand for the tablet that allows users to operate the device in both landscape and portrait mode.

Functionality seems to have played an important role in the design of Sony’s new accessories, but if the company is going to sell any, it will need to provide a clear reason to purchase the tablet to begin with. And, unless the tablet is priced to compete with other offerings, Sony will struggle to unload many. Considering the iPad, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire are currently the most appealing options available, the Japanese manufacturer will need to synthesize some sort of an advantage.

We can only speculate at this point, but IFA kicks off this week, so stay tuned for more coverage. You can catch the rest of the photos after the break.

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Sony’s LT29i “Hayabusa” To Be Named Xperia TX

The international version of Sony’s Japanese Xperia GX has been suffering a crisis of identity, being known as the LT29i and also by the codename Hayabusa. But it has yet to get an official, consumer-friendly name. A leak from sources at Xperia Blog claims the phone has a name: the Sony Xperia TX. This would fit in with Sony’s new naming convention, which uses single and double letters to designate the relationship between high-end and mid-level phones. So the Xperia TX would clearly be a higher-end Xperia T.

It is said to sport a 4.6-inch HD reality 720p screen, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0 ICS, a whopping 13MP camera with HDR video, a thin 7mm profile, and a nice size battery. This is certainly shaping up to be Sony’s latest flagship model. We’re expecting to see this phone, along with the Xperia T and Xperia Tablet at IFA in Berlin later this month.

Who’s waiting for this one?

source: xperia blog
via: android central

More press images of the new Sony Xperia tablet leak ahead of IFA 2012

Last week we learned about the new Sony tablet that will be unveiled at the IFA Conference at the end of the month. We were pretty certain this tab would be Xperia branded, but now it’s just about a lock as you can clearly see the Xperia logo. Also the UI is very Xperia-like, which shows us that the development for both phones and tablets are becoming more unified.

For now it looks like Ice Cream Sandwich will be the Android version of choice. One other item to note is the Walkman app icon that’s visible. It looks that will be the next big push for Sony. Why they ever let that name die continues to amaze me.

Sony really makes some really nice hardware so I’m really interested to get my hands on it. From what I see so far, this one will keep up with their tradition. The big question is if it’s going to be priced right? Hit the break for two more images.

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Details about new Xperia tablet device leaked

A set of slides supposedly leaked from Sony reveal several details about a new Sony tablet meant to succeed the Tablet S.  Dubbed the “Xperia Tablet,” specs for the new device include a 9.4-inch display running at 1280 x 800 resolution, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, an 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.0 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 6000 mAh battery intended to last 10 hours on a charge. The device will come loaded with at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. From a design standpoint, it will have a slight wedge design similar to the Tablet S, weigh 570g and will be constructed with an aluminum splash-proof body. Read more