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Topic # 89228 29-Aug-2011 08:09
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Anyone else been keeping an eye on the Sony S tablet.
Due for pre-order on the 1st. Doubt it will hit NZ shores though till later on.

I think I am going to put a UK pre-order in!

http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/sony-tablet 




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  Reply # 513512 29-Aug-2011 15:25
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Hi, 

Have a look at this:

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/04/26/sony_s2_s1_tablets/

To tell the truth it doesn't look revolutionary.

Having said that if Sony can come up with something that is competitive with the iPad in terms of weight, and battery life it might be worth a look.

Knowing Sony it won't be cheap but it just might be worth it.

What do you think of the crazy ad with the ball rolling all over the place? It just goes on and on. That's about 20% of the sticker price right there. 




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  Reply # 513517 29-Aug-2011 15:34
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if it has Bravia Sync type features I will give it a bit of an investigate. I like having interactivity between my sony TV, sony Ps3, Sony Home Theatre, and Sony PSP

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  Reply # 513661 29-Aug-2011 20:56
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crackrdbycracku: Hi, 

Have a look at this:

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/04/26/sony_s2_s1_tablets/

To tell the truth it doesn't look revolutionary.

Having said that if Sony can come up with something that is competitive with the iPad in terms of weight, and battery life it might be worth a look.

Knowing Sony it won't be cheap but it just might be worth it.

What do you think of the crazy ad with the ball rolling all over the place? It just goes on and on. That's about 20% of the sticker price right there. 


I liked the ad myself but in no way did it entice me to buy one of the things. Nothing at all suggested to what would make these any different from any other tablet. IMHO Sony should have stayed out of the tablet market.



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  Reply # 513765 30-Aug-2011 08:20
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The adverts and their staggered release were brill! Wet my appetite for sure.
I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to Sony hardware.

Read a comment on engadget which mentioned no GPS!

Still looks a top bit of kit.




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  Reply # 513888 30-Aug-2011 12:15
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Yeah, guess the ad just wasn't my style.

I like the idea they did something different. Really boring would have been either CGI or a 'demonstration' of what it would be like to use staring a far too beautiful family.

Sony have had some cool ads in the past, there was one for a Walkman phone featuring a huge group of musicians I really liked.

I think it was partly that I was waiting for the ad to finish because I had something (can't remember what) I had to do.

I'm looking forward to the arrival of the tablet itself. Sony builds quality kit. I don't own any significant amounts of it at present but I would like to.

It also looks like a nice design.




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  Reply # 515304 1-Sep-2011 20:02
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freitasm: Sony have announced the Sony Tablets will be coming to New Zealand: www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=9370.



cant wait! been excited for this since the concept first leaked on engadget months ago 

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  Reply # 515316 1-Sep-2011 20:17
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Sony has come up with two very innovative designs. Very unique and I must I quite like it.

On the other hand, by the time it is released in November for the S and early next year for the P device, wouldn't the hardware be out of date? 

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  Reply # 515329 1-Sep-2011 20:39
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Agree heavenlywild, quite a late entry really, and not even upping the ante specs-wise to compensate for arriving late to the party.

Cannot for the life how of me see how it would be worth purchasing one over something like the excellent Transformer, particularly after reading the early reviews at places like Slashgear in which the innovative design seems to bring more negatives than positives.




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  Reply # 515555 2-Sep-2011 10:34
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Spotted today if you haven't read it. Not looking too promising according to the critics.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5553203/Sony-tablets-face-tough-sell





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  Reply # 515623 2-Sep-2011 11:46
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scuwp: Spotted today if you haven't read it. Not looking too promising according to the critics.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5553203/Sony-tablets-face-tough-sell



Thanks, this pretty much sums it up...

"Consumers want tablets, but they are not prepared to pay the same amount they'd pay for an iPad for something that's not an iPad" 

It's a pity really as Sony has a tradition of good design and quality build. If only they could under Apple on price. 




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  Reply # 516272 3-Sep-2011 22:27
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Reading the latest reviews about the Sony S I am actually quite disappointed. No really enthusiasm at all for the product. 

The design, looked good to start off with but from a use perspective, it can only really be used in a landscape orientation. The engadget video really highlights the poor build quality, the incline section being very plasticy. But is that an intention of Sony as there can be more hardware housed here... we wait and see.


For me, Sony won't be getting my money on this one. I have turned my attentions to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

 

 




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  Reply # 516284 3-Sep-2011 22:57
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I'm waiting for the $99 firesale.




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  Reply # 535026 19-Oct-2011 06:50
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Popped into the Sony Store Newmarket yesterday, the assistant said they should have the devices in on Friday.
Still have the pre-order offer of a charging cradle up to 31st Oct.

Both 16 + 32Gb models.




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  Reply # 536180 21-Oct-2011 15:53
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Went to a Sony product launch for these tablets last week, looks like a pretty cool little toy, I particularly liked the IR sender to use it as a universal remote and the flick to screen (i think thats what they called it anyway).

Whether i would invest in one, i'm not sure, but at $799 would be worth a look if you needed a universal remote at the same time.

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