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The leaks continue for Sony's new tablet

Last week, we provided you with details on Sony's upcoming Xperia Tablet courtesy of leaked slides. Well, the faucet is still dripping and today actual photos of the device started pouring onto the internet.
There's nothing new to add as far as specs go, so you can just ogle these pictures for now:

As previously reported, the Xperia Tablet will be priced on the high side for Android-based tablets with the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models ringing in at $449, $549, and $649 respectively.

Source: Xperia Blog

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$550 For 32gig?
By Sazabi19 on 8/9/2012 12:51:26 PM , Rating: 3
Just get an Asus Transformer Infinity (TF700). It is awesome and beautiful, no troubles with mine at all and its $50 less. We will have to wait for the actual hardware specs on this device, but I do not see it doing well against the Infinity unless someone just likes Sony.

RE: $550 For 32gig?
By Brandon Hill on 8/9/2012 1:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
Tegra 3
6000 mAh battery
Bluetooth 3.0
Android 4.0+

RE: $550 For 32gig?
By Sazabi19 on 8/9/2012 1:29:14 PM , Rating: 2
Ah, ok, ty. I would def go with the Infinity then, no specs I see are better, only equal or lower AND at a higher cost. Screw that.

RE: $550 For 32gig?
By retrospooty on 8/9/2012 1:36:12 PM , Rating: 5
" equal or lower AND at a higher cost. Screw that."

Sounds like Sony in the 90's, and 2k's ;)

RE: $550 For 32gig?
By Cannyone on 8/10/2012 5:26:41 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah that "Sony" tag on the box is worth at least $50. Isn't it? *rolleyes

RE: $550 For 32gig?
By flubaluba on 8/11/2012 1:38:07 PM , Rating: 2
Sony used to be known as one of the biggest , if not the best name in quality and functionality, there actions over the last 4 - 5 years has driven many many people away from the Sony name. At this price point I do not think there will be as many people prepared to take the chance that they will either have functionality removed from there tablet for no reason or that Sony might just install software that makes it unsafe to use.

If anything Sony should be trying to attract all of those customers that have sworn off of Sony products back, with some reasonably prices products, not things that are overpriced for what they are, glorified games and browsing machines, with a tiny 10" screen.

a collective yawn
By Nortel on 8/9/2012 1:14:29 PM , Rating: 2
Now it's time to play the 'how long until this gets discontinued' Sony theme game. Seriously, there are so many other better tablets out there, why would anyone buy this offering.

RE: a collective yawn
By ritualm on 8/9/2012 1:35:05 PM , Rating: 2
The same questions you'd ask of people buying an iPad, why is this unique to Sony?

RE: a collective yawn
By GotThumbs on 8/9/2012 2:42:07 PM , Rating: 2

Many IPAD buyers are not just buying it for its functions. Apple has successfully created a niche of tech fashion. It's fashionable to carry and Iproduct for many general consumers.

Most IProduct buyers are even addicted to having the newest version of the same product. Even though the same IOS is used in 3 different products.....Itouch, Iphone, and Ipad.

Now the new IOS will be limited to only the newest versions...but is there really that big a difference between the incoming IOS and current? I'm guessing most users will not experience a boost in productivity. It's still very limiting when it comes to doing real work.

Best wishes,

RE: a collective yawn
By TakinYourPoints on 8/9/2012 7:05:17 PM , Rating: 2
Now the new IOS will be limited to only the newest versions

iOS 6 works on the iPad 2, the iPod Touch from 2010, and the iPhone 3GS from 2009.

RE: a collective yawn
By TakinYourPoints on 8/9/2012 7:00:08 PM , Rating: 1
The iPad has the best app selection, the best display, and the fastest internal hardware.

Even an early 2011 iPad has faster hardware than what's in the latest Android tablets:

The question is why anyone would buy any sort of Android tablet outside of the Nexus 7. At least that is only $200. Everything else is slower, has worse displays, and an anemic tablet app library.

$100 for 16GB of Storage
By sigmatau on 8/9/2012 6:37:28 PM , Rating: 3
Wow, is this a PCI-Express SSD or something? I would never buy from a company that charges $100 for an extra 16GB of storage. This actualy costs them less than $5.

Same with Apple. Screw them!

Totally awful
By piroroadkill on 8/10/2012 11:25:16 AM , Rating: 2
What are those prices? Really, we're going to copy Apple and have extreme pricing for small amounts of NAND Flash? Horrible, just horrible.
Just give us 16GB or so built in to our devices, and a goddamn microSD slot.

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