Last Updated: September 1st, 2012

Sony announced the Xperia Tablet S - its new flagship tablet - earlier today, and it's already available for pre-order from Amazon.


This is Sony's successor to last year's Tablet S, and packs a nice upgrade in the spec department:

  • Slim new aluminum body and splash-proof design
  • 9.4” HD display with OptiContrast Panel with low-friction coating
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3 operating system
  • 1GB RAM
  • Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Various experiences with original applications and Sony’s network services

According to Sony, the device is expected to ship in early September, so getting your order in now guarantees that you'll have it as soon it's released. The XTS is available in three different storage increments: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, which will set you back $400, $500, and $600 respectively. I have to admit, tacking on an extra $100 for 16GB of storage space is a little (read: quite a bit) over the top, but if you simply must have more than 16GB, you have little choice but to shell out the extra dough.

If, for some reason, you would prefer to order through more official channels, it's also available from Sony's online store.


Cameron Summerson
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  • cmsjr

    The storage changes is a little wired but they just want to inacrease their profit margins.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    Oh and did I mention Android 4.0.3? =)

    • DroidRocka!

      True...I'm sure it will update it to 4.1 just a matter of time

  • Himmat Singh

    Why get this when a 32GB Acer A510 can be had for USD399? Anyways, the tablet has a crapload of bezel, which makes the reduce in screen size redundant. At least the top and bottom have larger-than-usual bezels.

  • Kenny O

    I really think the 8-9 inch screen size is the sweet spot, and I actually like some bezel (makes holding the device easier IMO) ......but, if the bezel is so large that the tablet is no smaller than a 10.1 tab, what's the point??