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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:53

Sony to release tablets soon

Written by Nick Farell

Begun the tablet wars have
Sony has said it will launch its first tablet PCs, hoping to gain second place in the growing market dominated by Apple's iPad.

The new keyboardless notebooks gadgets will use  Android 3.0, Kunimasa Suzuki, deputy president of the consumer products and services group, told reporters in Tokyo. One of the model will have two screens, because you never know when you will need a spare one.

Suzuki told reporters Sony was aiming for the No.2 position in the tablet market behind Apple within a year. To do that we expect the outfit to come up with something pretty damn special and cheap. 

Unfortunately Sony is not famous for making its gear cheap and anyone who has owned a PS3 will tell you. So far Android tablet makers have made the mistake of copying Jobs' Mobs high mark ups, leaving the technology as an Apple only affair.  If Sony goes down this route it is frankly doomed.
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+6 #1 Boomstick777 2011-04-26 12:05
Great more overpriced and underpowered hardware from Sony, i'll be sure to avoid.
+9 #2 jklauderdale 2011-04-26 12:54
Only tablet I'm interested in is Asus' Transformer. Keep it in tablet form in my kitchen to hold recipes and netbook form for shows. As much as I like their Walkman and PS2&3, Sony's Vaio is too damn proprietary (not to mention expensive) for my tastes.
0 #3 The blue fox 2011-04-26 16:46
I dont think this thing or thing's (there are 2 of them) has a chance ageist the the iPad and the more useful AMD tablets.
0 #4 jozef 2011-04-26 17:18
One extremely cool feature of their tablet is that it has an IR transmitter that will interface with Sony Bravia televisions, making for what is probably going to be an innovative touch screen remote.

I really wish television manufacturers would start using bluetooth tech for their remotes so that 3rd party devices, regardless of manufacturer, could control them via apps. I don't know anyone who wouldn't love to fully control their TV with a manufacturer specific app on their smartphone.
+1 #5 jklauderdale 2011-04-26 17:40
Edit: misspoke, turns out the app is only for Logitech's Revue/Google device :-*
-6 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-04-26 18:08
Hmmm... Criticize the iPad then copy it as much as you can?!! Its a strategy that has been rejected by Apple and consumers with a nonchalant backhanded b!tch slap.
+3 #7 Tasty Taste 2011-04-26 20:46
they should prob fix their network problems with psn first

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