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Details of Sony's newest contribution to the tablet world, rumored to be called the Xperia Tablet, showed up last night on German blog Mobiflip. The 9.4" (1280x800) slate appears to be the successor to last year's Tablet S, as it keeps the similar "folded magazine" form factor, albeit in a 42% thinner shell.

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The Xperia Tablet is said to feature NVIDIA's 4-PLUS-1 Tegra 3 processor, along with 1 GB of RAM, an 8MP rear shooter, 1MP front camera, 6,000mAh battery, DLNA support, and "ICS or later;" and will be offered in three ranges of storage: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The device will reportedly have several different accessories at launch, including Microsoft Surface-like keyboard folio ($99),  a few different covers, a docking stand ($99), docking speaker ($119), "simple stand" ($25), and a few others.

The Xperia Tablet also features guest mode, so "each member of the family [can] share one tablet." Interesting concept, right?

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Of course, there's no word of when we could actually see this device hit the streets. However, pricing is said to be around $449 for the 16GB model, $549 for the 32GB model, and $649 for 64GBs. Sony may have learned some things from mistakes with the Tablet S, but it looks like pricing wasn't one of them.

[Mobiflip via The Verge]

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  • http://fireman.coclydesign.com/ Alexis C.

    If this is legit this might not be enough for me to move from my old S1, then again, if they push this S2 out with Jelly bean, better integration with my PS3, and playstation certified, I mean playstation mobile, or whatever the name is now, I just might ditch my S1

  • Dipish

    And now, how to easily spoil the brand new product? By releasing it with ICS instead of JB, of course! Hope Sony doesn't do that silliness...

  • Sam H

    The problem I had with the original was the materials they used. For something that was no cheaper than other tablets it felt horribly plastic and flimsy so its looks like this one is metal which would be a massive improvement.

    Also why have they changed the design? I understood the folded design was there so the tablet was easy to type on when set down but that tiny fold on the new one seems a bit pointless, especially when they're advertising those stands and cases.