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MWC 2011 | Sony Ericsson 4G Tablet seen at MWC

Android tablet prototype was spotted next to LTE devices

The first word we had of a possible Sony Ericsson tablet was in an interview of Ericsson’s CTO, Jan Uddenfelt, a couple days ago. In the interview with, Uddenfelt stated that “tablets are an important part of the market, and that Ericsson was currently in talks with Sony for potential products.”

Now we’re seeing reports that an actual Sony Ericsson tablet was spotted at the Mobile World Congress by the Dutch website NieuweMobiel. According to the website, the tablet was branded with the TD-LTE 4G that is used by China Mobile and will be running an unspecified version of Android OS.  They also reported that the tablet will have a 3.0MP front-facing camera and an estimated 6” to 7” screen.  

While TD-LTE has been mainly used by China Mobile, the German telecom operator E-Plus has been testing the 4G network and the device could be intended for them as well. Unfortunately, the tablet was a non-working prototype and not many details were available. Also judging by its bulky casing and resistive touchscreen, we wouldn’t expect the working edition (if it even exists) to resemble the spotted prototype.




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Omar Qudsi, 2011-02-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)