Sep 8th, 2012

Sony was not the best Android tablet manufacturer last year, but the company now holds power over its mobile department (previously known as Ericsson) and aims to turn it all around. The Sony Xperia Tablet S was announced at IFA 2012 with a slightly better, yet similar design and better specs. But just in case you missed it, the tablet was released yesterday, September 7, in the US.

The Xperia Tablet S comes with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Android 4.0 and a 9.4-inch display; all for $399 for the base version. It won’t win any awards with those specs, but it should be a great tab for many users. What is quite remarkable is the accessories Sony is offering for this device.

I personally love the docking stand; it gives the tablet a very nice touch of elegance. And that case with an integrated keyboard will definitely make some of you more productive. Honestly, these accessories impressed me more than the tablet itself.

Regardless, this is just a heads up. You can now get these from both and, so head over there and check them out if interested. For some reason we don’t see these flying off the shelves, though. Sony seems to continue having too much competition and not enough of a “wow” factor.

Is it a good tablet? sure, at least on paper it is. But there are definitely many options when we look at tablets with similar specs and prices. So what do you guys think – will you be signing up for Sony? If so, why? Is it the unique form-factor? Is it the cool accessories? Do you simply like Sony’s tablets? Let us know in the comments!

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