Some images have leaked of what is claimed to be the Sony Xperia Tablet. The tablet would be the follow-up to the Sony Tablet S that has been around for a while now. The leaked images show the specifications of the tablet and appear to be internal Sony slides. If these are real slides, the tablet sounds interesting.
The tablet will use Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and run Android 4.0 or later. I suspect that the tablet will likely land in stores running Jelly Bean. The tablet will be offered with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. 3G connectivity will also be featured and the tablet will reportedly use a 6000 mAh battery good for 10 hours of web surfing using Wi-Fi.
The tablet is pegged at only 8.8 mm thick at its thinnest point growing to 11.85 mm thick at its thickest point. That makes the new tablet 42% thinner than the Tablet S. It's also worth noting that the new Xperia tablet has a splash-proof aluminum shell. Another interesting feature spied in the slides is that the new Sony tablet has a keyboard cover that looks a lot like what Microsoft is doing with its Surface tablets.
The Sony cover can flip back and act as a kickstand. One slide reportedly points out suggested prices for the tablet giving the keyboard cover alone an MSRP of $99.99. The price for the 16 GB version of the tablet is $449.99. The 32 GB version is $549.99, and the 64 GB version is $649.99. That puts these tablets at roughly $50 less than the iPad. Do you think that $50 will be enough of a price difference to lure in people considering the iPad?