Sony Announces VAIO Duo 11 Tablet, Tap 20 Desktop, Xperia Tablet S, and Xperia Smartphones

Sony VAIO Duo 11

Sony has announced several new devices at the IFA trade show in Berlin.  Above is the Sony VAIO Duo 11 tablet and Tap 20 desktop.  The Duo 11 is a slider tablet and the Tap 20 is a combination desktop and tablet.  The Duo 11 has an 11.6-inch, 1080p, and is touchscreen.  The Duo 11 works with a digitizer stylus for handwriting.  The Duo 11 can be customized with an Ultrabook-level Core i3, i5, or i7 and can be combined with a 128GB or 256GB SSD.  Other components include NFC wireless compatibility, GPS, and HD-capable cameras on the front and back.

More details about the other devices after the jump.

The VAIO Tap 20 has a 20-inch, 1,600×900 touchscreen, and has a 750GB / 1TB hard drive option.  The Tap 20 has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and is expected to arrive in later October.

The Xperia Tablet S features a Tegra 3 chip, Android 4.0, and up to 64GB of built in storage.  The device measures between 0.35 and 0.47 inches thick and weighs around 1.26 pounds.  The Xperia Tablet S has an IR emitter, which lets the device work as a universal remote.  The Xperia Tablet S has a full size SD slot, 9.4-inch (1280×800) IPS screen, and 6,000 mAh battery which supports 10 hours of run-time.  The Tablet S will ship with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but it will be upgraded to Jelly Bean as soon as they can optimize the custom apps.

Other special features built into this app include the Watch Now app for live TV watching, the ability to “check into” shows on Facebook and Twitter, and a Guest Mode that lets users create custom profiles, which can be very handy for parental controls.  Sony also put Music and Video Unlimited into the Xperia Tablet S.  The Xperia S will be available on September 7th and pre-orders can be made now.  The price is $400+ for the 16GB model, $500+ for the 32GB model, and $600+ for the 64GB model.  The Xperia Tablet S has an HDMI output and USB adapter for charging.

Sony has also announced the Xperia T, TX, V, and J.  The Xperia V has a 4.3-inch screen size, white/pink/black colors, 1280x720px resolution, LTE, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, tethering support, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB hard drive, microSD slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.0 operating system.

The T is very similar, but has a 4.6-inch HD Reality display and Sony’s Mobile Bravia engine.  The camera is 13 megapixel

The Xperia J has Android 4.0, black/white/pink/gold colors, 4 inch screen size, 854×480 resolution, 245ppi, capacitive touchscreen with multitouch support, WiFi, Bluetooth, tethering support, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD slot, and 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A processor.

The Xperia TX has Android Ice Cream Sandwich, 13 megapixel rear camera, and 4.6-inch 720p HD LCD display.

[Engadget 1/2 / The Verge]


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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