The fast, that Sony is currently working on a new tablet – the successor of their Tablet S, isn’t really a secret and we even knew some interesting facts about it – a leaked benchmark result had told us, that it’s running Tegra 3 and a record on the FCC website, it’s going to have an aluminum body. Now though, a lot more information has leaked online about the device, which is going to be sold as part of the Xperia line. The body of the gadget is going to remain with the same round shape, but this time it’s going to be both lighter and 42% thinner, while at the same time being covered with a special layer for protection from water drops. The tablet is also going to keep its function to work as an infrared remote control and this time there is yet another added feature – called “Macro”, which will let it execute more than one IR commands at a time.
The rest of the specifications include a 9,4″ display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, two cameras (a front-facing 1MP and an 8MP rear-facing one) and a 6000 mAh battery, which is said to be enough for up to 10 hours of battery life. Sony has also added some interesting little features – both in the device’s software and the accessories, which are going to be available for it, such as a “guest” account, which is going to let other family members and friends use your device without being able to see you own stuff and cases with integrated keyboards, which also act as stands. We’re expecting the Xperia tablet to hit the market in September with prices going from $450 for the 16GB version up to $650 for the 64GB one. B. A.