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Sony unveils ultra-HD 4K television, new Xperia tablet and phones

August 29, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Sony unveiled its first 4K TV, the XBR-84X900, Wednesday morning.
Sony unveiled its first 4K TV, the XBR-84X900, Wednesday morning. (Sony )

Sony Corp. unveiled its first ultra-high-definition television, along with a new tablet and three new smartphones, at a consumer electronics trade show Wednesday in Berlin.

Later this year, Sony said, it will start selling the television, called a 4K TV because it has nearly four times the resolution of typical 1,080-pixel HD sets.

The 4K technology is regarded as being the next step in TV technology.

Sony said its version will have an 84-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 3,840 pixels by 2,160. It will be available from Sony stores and other retailers.

The Japanese company also introduced the Xperia Tablet S, a 9.4-inch device running Google Inc.’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Sony said the Xperia tablet will come with features that will allow customers to control their TVs, Blu-ray players and audio systems. The tablet will run on an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and include HDMI and SD card slots.

Starting Sept. 7, Sony will sell 16-gigabyte, 32-GB and 64-GB models of the tablet for $399, $499 and $599, respectively.

The company also introduced three new devices for its Xperia line of smartphones: the Xperia T, V and J.

The Xperia T will be the new flagship phone for the company, according to the Verge. It will feature a 4.6-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera and a 1.5 gigahertz processor and will use the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system at launch. Sony said it would upgrade the operating system to Android’s Jelly Bean at some point.


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