Sony is reportedly scheduled to launch a new convertible tablet this week. This information had been given to CNET via an anonymous source.
According to the source, the convertible tablet is the same one that the Pocketnow website published with the name Sony Vaio Duo 11.
Sony is furthermore allegedly planning to unveil the device this coming August 31 at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and possibly at a press conference in New York, as well.
The convertible tablet is believed to have an 11-inch display. It is equipped with a retractable backlit keyboard that comes with what appears to be a Trackpoint pointing device with mouse buttons for ease of use. There are also dual-cameras on the tablet, one on the front, and another at the back. Photos of the device’s side shows VGA d-sub video output.
For connectivity, it offers Near Field Communication, Bluetooth, and WiFi. It also supports stylus input, a feature whose existence is backed up by the photos that Pocketnow shared to the public.
Under the hood, the hybrid device is said to sport an Intel Core i5 processor.
Its operating system is possibly Windows 8. However, Sony may likewise opt to launch a Windows RT device if the company decides on creating a model that runs on ARM.
Other than these, however, details are still scarce regarding the Sony Vaio Duo 11 but these leaked specifications, if they are accurate, should be enough to give Sony fans some excitement before Sony officially unveils the product.
Besides, this device, or earlier versions of it, could already have been shown to the public before this leak. It may be recalled that during CES 2012, Sony showcased a convertible tablet. Moreover, several months after CES, an ad featuring a hybrid tablet had also been leaked by Pocketnow. The ad back then showed that the pictured device was part of the Vaio U Series.