Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sony Reveals New Xperia Devices; Includes Large Screen Tablet

Photo Source: Sony Xperia

Integrated into many of our lifestyles, handheld electronic devices is well-known as a fast-growing, constantly evolving segment of the consumer marketplace. A supreme innovator in the present portable computer evolution, Apple with their iPhone and iPad products have acclimatized a majority to small, web-connected devices. Competitors in the personal electronics arena have been angling to take a bite out of the apple in the eye of consumers. Showcased at the ongoing IFA electronics show in Berlin, Germany, Sony revealed a new line of their Xperia series mobile devices.

Among the devices featured by Sony is the Xperia T and Xperia V smartphones sporting a new level of technological sophistication to the hands of mobile phone viewers. Featuring 13 megapixel rear-facing cameras with the capability of capturing full HD video and up to 7 hours of battery life, the two new Xperia smartphones offer a high level of infotainment enjoyment. The Sony Xperia T is controlled through a 4.6-inch HD display and offers a 720p quality front-facing camera. User of the Sony Xperia T also find the availability of viewing content on a larger television display through the use of MHL connectivity. With the 4.3-inch  Xperia V smartphone, the super-fast data download of LTE networks is offered. The Xperia T and Xperia V devices both perform on the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating systems when launched. An update to the upcoming Android 4.1 OS (codenamed Jelly Bean) is built into the new Sony devices.

Photo source: Sony Xperia

Another smartphone choice exhibited by Sony at IFA includes the 4-inch Xperia J. Available in black, gold, white and pink colour plates, the Sony Xperia J are equipped to be a more affordable option that still features effective social media interaction. A 5-megapixel camera is found on the rear of the Xperia J smartphone while a VGA quality camera is front facing. All three Xperia smartphones include Sony's WALKMAN application, Google Play, Google Maps and Bluetooth connectivity.

A fighter against the iPad and the large screen Samsung Galaxy tablets, Sony is launching the Xperia Tablet S. Navigated through a 9.4-inch HD display splash-proof screen, the Xperia Tablet S delivers the advantages of a Android 4.0.3 operating system through the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor hardware. IR remote control allows the user of the Xperia Tablet S device to operate home televisions and DVD players from Sony as well as other brands. Scheduled for release in early September in the United States and Canada, the 16 gigabyte version of the Xperia Tablet S will sell for $399.99 while the 64 gigabyte model will cost $499.99.

In regards to the eventual availability of these products, the Sony website for the Canadian market shows all of the new Xperia devices. However, the United States Sony webpage only shows the Xperia Tablet S listed. A upcoming model called the Sony Xperia acro S appears to integrate the features of the Xperia T and V devices.

Below is the 60-second commercial Sony has released for the Xperia Tablet S.

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