New Sony CEO Axed 3 Separate Tablet Projects In Favor Of The Tablet S


Today, Kaz Hirai has just been announced as the new Sony CEO and in a WSJ article some fun facts were revealed about his time as executive deputy of the company. Apparently, Sony — who has long been known for creating divisions operated completely separate from one another —  had 4 of these independently operated divisions developing their own tablet to rival the iPad. Of those 4, Sony’s User Experience Group scrapped all but one — the Tablet S. Not sure if that means the other 4 were completely horrible ideas, or if Sony could have possibly picked the wrong tablet. We’ll let you decide.

As Sony’s chief executive chairman moving forward, Kaz Hirai will focus on integrating these divisions, ala Apple, to focus on the overall strategy of their products and what they aim for: a better user experience. Now that the former “Playstation guy” is the top dog, maybe we’ll see an official quad-core Playstation tablet in the near future?

[WallStreetJournal | Via Electronista]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Finally, focusing on one core device to provide a better user experience is something more Android manufactures need to do. 

    1. Good point of view! :)

  2. Is the Sony Tablet P dead?

    1. SHHHHHHH! Don’t talk about that one.

      Tablet S on the other hand is great, DLNA, Universal Remote, PS Store/Games, Music/Video Un, OEM Dual Shock 3 support, what more could you ask for? To dilute those features into 4 separate tablets would be utter failure.

  3. Every company should make one freaking phone, phone/tablet, and tablet. Just saying.

  4. Wasn’t apple also working on different versions of the iPhone before launch, if I remember the book correctly Steve Jobs talks about how one prototype of the iPhone was going to have a clickwheel just like the iPods.

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