Sony launched a waterproof tablet under its Xperia brand at the IFA electonics trade show in Berlin today.
The tablet features a 9.4-inch IPS screen with a 1,280×800-pixel resolution and uses Sony’s TruBlack panel, which the company says provides more vibrant colors, deeper blacks, and minimal screen reflections.
Measuring 241×8.8x174mm, the Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner and lighter than the original Sony Tablet S, has a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).
The tablet houses 1GB of RAM, comes in either 16GB/32GB/64GB storage sizes; and has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 3.0, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer.
Sony said the splash-proof Xperia Tablet S is “designed for real-life use around the home and outdoors”, so it can withstand the ineviatable drink spillages, and its screen is purported to respond to touch gestures even with wet hands.
Buyers of the Xperia Tablet S can also command their entire entertainment set-up from one location via Sony’s built-in infrared universal remote control with enhanced macro function that stores a time-saving sequence of commands for instant recall.