Sony Corp on Wednesday unveiled upgraded version of its Android tablet, a thin and light device packed with original applications.
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.
At the time, Sony said it wanted to claim second spot in the increasingly competitive tablet market ahead of Samsung, but failed to ignite enough consumer interest in the devices.
The iconic Japanese consumer electronics brand also wants to boost sales of digital cameras and games consoles, while nurturing new businesses including medical devices.
Though more powerful than its predecessors, the new tablet from Sony also faces a more crowded marketplace. In June, Microsoft Corp introduced its first tablet, dubbed Surface.
With Agency Inputs
First Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 23:41