Sony launches Xperia tab eyeing mobile success

Written by Reuters | Updated: Aug 31 2012, 06:37am hrs
Sony released an upgraded version of its Android tablet, branding its rival to Apples iPad and Samsungs Galaxy as Xperia in a bid to unify its mobile devices under one name. Sony has identified its mobile devices unit, which also makes Xperia smartphones, as one of its key units as it tries to overcome losses from televisions. Featuring a 9.4-inch (24-cm) screen and loaded with the Android 4.0 operating system, the Xperia is the second tablet from Sony, which released its first models in April last year.