Sony – Xperia™ Tablet S [Sponsored Post]

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Sony Xperia™ Tablet SThe tech world never stands still, and while it might be tempting to believe that Apple is the only company releasing new hardware at the moment, that’s far from the case. Let me introduce another piece of tech to you that’s only just been released: the Sony Xperia™ Tablet S.

The Xperia™ is Sony’s Android-based tablet, and has been designed for use both in the modern living room and on the go.

For the living room, it includes a built-in universal remote and the ability to program macros. Switching the Sky box and TV on with one button might not sound like it will be life-changing, but you’ll feel clever when  you do it! The unit is also splash-proof, so you won’t need to worry too much about watching TV with the remote in one hand and a glass of your favourite drink in the other.

Anyone with children who enjoy playing with tech will know what it’s like when they get into your apps. The reason I don’t have email accounts on my iPad is that I keep finding my children in the mail app – I don’t want them deleting anything or, even worse, sending something to one of my contacts, so it’s safer just not to have my accounts on there. The Xperia™ Tablet, however, allows you to create profiles for different users. You can customise the wallpaper, icons and access to apps, which should go some way towards preventing you taking your tablet to work to discover your daughter has “made the background pretty”.

Social networking mavens will find something for them on the Xperia™ too – with an integrated social networking aggregator that allows you to draw all your social networking and news feeds into a single application. Handy, if you’re trying to keep track of people on several different networks and keep up to date with your friends’ RSS feeds.

So, quickly on to specs, and the Xperia™ Tablet S is a pretty impressive beast:

  • 1280 x 800 screen (with Sony’s proprietary OptiContrast™ technology)
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • Quad-core processor
  • 16 – 64GB storage
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G connectivity
  • 1 megapixel (effective) front mounted camera
  • 8 megapixel (effective) rear mounted camera
  • Up to 10 hours browsing or 12 hours video playback

For me, the reason I would consider the Xperia™ is the multiple user profiles. I would love to be using a tablet for work but wouldn’t want to deny my children the chance to play on it. Apart from anything else, it’s sometimes the only thing that will keep them quiet!

Are you tempted by the Xperia™ Tablet S? If so, what is it that’s making you consider it? Or is there something that is putting you off? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments… fire away.

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