If you happen to own a Sony Xperia Tablet S, we have some great news for you. Starting tomorrow, the Tablet S will be making the leap to Jelly Bean.
You know how Mondays are usually pretty slow news days in this little technology world of ours? Well, not today. And we mostly have Sony to thank for that.
Sony has revealed that you can grab its Xperia Tablet S for $50 less than its original price, providing you buy it from Sony directly. In addition to this, you can get their ‘casual cover’, usually $59.99, for absolutely nothing.
Sony Japan have confirmed that the 9.4-inch Xperia Tablet S will resume sales mid-November. A few weeks ago the company halted sales when a small manufacturing fault was found where water breached part of its ‘waterproof’ chassis on some of the units. This defect occurred because of a small gap between the display panel and the back of the product.
Sony has recently announced its latest Android tablet, the Xperia Tablet S, which soon started selling in several markets. However, the Japanese company was forced to temporarily halt sales, “after discovering gaps between the screen and the case that make some of the machines susceptible to water damage,” as Reuters report.
The Sony Xperia Tablet S might not be the iPad killer we’ve all been waiting for so long, but, based on the first few online reviews, it looks like a significant upgrade over Sony’s first tablet efforts from last year, as well as one of the best 10-inch options (or well 9.4 inch) Android has to offer right now.
Folks, we usually get teardown features from the likes of IHS iSuppli and iFixIt, and are primarily meant to confirm the components and even the prices of devices. In time for the UK and U.S. release of the Sony Xperia Tablet S, we get a product teardown of the ICS tablet. But what’s interesting is that Sony itself did the teardown of its own tablet computer for fans and analysts alike.
Barely a day after Sony launched its latest Xperia Tablet S in the UK, we now have word that Sony is now shipping its tablets in the U.S. We have three models on sale Stateside, and these are on stock both at the Sony Store and Newegg.
The 9.4-incher started selling in the UK yesterday, just a week after its official unveiling, and is now up for sale in the US, too. As for Canadians wanting to grab the tablet as soon as possible, they also got a front-row seat at the Tablet S launch, but are now sent a row or two back.
A mere week after Sony outed the Xperia Tablet S, the wedge-shaped tablet is already on its way to some markets, specifically the UK. We mentioned before that Carphone Warehouse already reserved a spot for the first Xperia Tablet. But since the retailer hasn’t made it available on its website, your best bet to score the slate is to get it directly from Sony.