Samsung seems to have failed once again with its latest effort to challenge Apple’s iPads, so for the time being the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 look like the only decent Android tablets out there. But are they really alone?
Sony might have not made many waves with the company’s first-generation Tablet S and P, but the recently introduced Xperia Tablet S looks quite promising. It’s waaaay too early to call this a true “iPad killer”, but what if it could be the answer to a few of our prayers?
We’ve taken a look at the 9.4-incher’s more than decent spec sheet upon its official unveiling last week, and now we have a bunch of promotional videos posted on YouTube to detail some of the little things that could make the tab great.
What I personally like at these six clips is that they don’t insist too much on the slate’s hardware or on cold facts about its specs. It’s true, numbers do play a major part in a gadget’s greatness, but today’s high-end tablets have so similar features that it’s not all about spec racing anymore.
Now I know that most of you hate pre-installed exclusive software (aka “bloatware” or “crapware”), but as we suspected a while back, Sony’s little app gimmicks might just make the difference between it and other similarly specced tablets.
The “Guest Mode” and “Small Apps” look like they could really make the Tablet S more “human”, while the Universal IR Remote Control, although not entirely new, is a touch of originality that makes this fellow more functional than most of its competitors.
The more general introduction video (the first one below) insists on the tablet’s design, look and lightweight, but also on its resistance to water (another element of added functionality), and the wide range of optional accessories available to make the most out of your interaction with “your entertainment hero”. Oddly enough, there’s no mention about the $400 pricing, which we would have thought would be another important selling point for Sony.
I know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video… uhm, probably a million… so I’m going to end my jibber-jabber here and let the clips do all the talking:
Who thinks that the Tablet S could become one of the most successful Android slates ever to see the light of day? And who’s still not impressed about it?
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wow So interesting Device
Not to me… a 1280 x 800 on 10.1 incher is not hot in an era where1080p is bare minumum….Sony’s always playing catch-up… When will sony release a product that will set a new industry standard…
Umm its a 9.4 inch
But still, such a low ppi density =/
Lol nice one….
Seems to me the Galaxy Note 10.1 came out with the exact same features as this(prob even better) go look round at the reviews….
AFAIK, it doesn’t have guest mode and its small apps kinda suck. Read the review from Android Police, it tears it down awesomelly.
You refering to the Note 10.1 yeah small apps is kinda suckish but we have yet to see if these are any better. Don’t know why all the hate on the GNOTE 10.1 wow it doesnt have best display in class but it has somethin nobody else has a stylus. People can’t get their heads around the fact that the 10.1 is a creation device not a multimedia device. But guest mode is cool if you’re sharing thats true but with 32GB not much room to work with…
You know, this is interesting. Before I had thought anyone with a tablet could get ahold of a stylus and use it – so devices have to be made with them in mind? Yeah, like you said, the 10.1 really becomes a creation device. It changes my perspective on it =)
The WACOM is different stylus just work like your finger the WACOM is like an extension of the device it can erase it senses how much pressure you are placing on the device and plus it has palm rejection. The most prominent reason i see complaints about is display. Reason being it gets compared to the Ipad. THe Note and the Ipad are 2 diff things. WACOM PEN recognition limits the device to the current res as it can not respond to any higher. Waiting for a high res screen??? later this year Sammy gon drop its WQHD display 2560 x 1400 hopefully with its new EXYNOS A15 (DUAL OR QUAD it still destroys) processor and 2GB RAM + Jelly Bean. Simple leave the creating for the creators and the consuming for the Consumers. Everyone is happy :)
Funny how all tablet ads make people seem so unnatural.
But this tablet is nice indeed =)