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Sony Ericsson Tablet: Leaked Photo Reveals 5.5 Inch Screen / Android 2.1

Yesterday we revealed that Samsung are planning to release three tablets before the end of 2010, we have now come across a leaked photo of what appears to be a Sony Ericsson Tablet.

As you would expect, details are extremely scarce, however we are told that it will run Android 2.1 Eclair and will feature a 5.5 inch display and a large slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

To be honest I do not like the look of this tablet as it looks more like a netbook, I think the iPad has set a standard for future tablets with it’s fully touchscreen interface and intuitive OS, therefore competitive devices should in my opinion follow Apple’s successful formula.

Can a tablet succeed with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard?

Source: IntoMobile

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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"Can a tablet succeed with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard?"

Hell yeah, this looks like the perfect up to date replacement for a Psion 5mx – roughly the same size and form factor, probably a processor that allows for a decent battery life (10+ hours hopefully), and an OS designed to suit this type of device, not to mention what looks like a decent QWERTY!

Might not be a replacement for a mobile phone, but then neither is the iPad, and this looks infinitely more pocketable and discreetly portable.

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