Okay..I feel strong now. I got the patience and fought off the temptation.
Guess I'll hold out for the Xperia Quad Core Tegra 3. In less than a year..it'll be on sale akin to this price. Thinner & much faster. I'm taking that gamble.
"The tablet will feature a 9.4-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution while running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. It also includes an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera and a 6000mAh battery that Sony claims is capable of 10 hours' continuous Wi-Fi browsing.
The slides indicate that Sony is planning to merge its Xperia brand with its existing Tablet S. While the new tablet is primarily referred to as 'Xperia Sony Tablet' throughout the marketing slides, there are also references to it as an S 2nd Gen tablet.
In terms of design, the new tablet bears a resemblance to a slimmed down Tablet S. It retains the folded appearance of the Tablet S, but opts for a flat casing that is 42% thinner than the wedge on the current Tablet S.
The Xperia tablet will be PlayStation certified, allowing it to play games downloaded from the PlayStation Store. It will also feature a new Guest Mode, allowing users to restrict some app access when letting others use the tablet.
The slides also detail a range of accessories for the tablet, including a folding cover with a built-in keyboard, charging cradle, docking stand, speaker and a carrying case.
Pricing is said to be $449.99 for the 16GB model, $549.99 for the 32GB model and $649.99 for the 64GB model.
The source who posted the marketing slides claims that Sony is planning to launch the Xperia tablet in September 2012."
See ya folks on the next Sony Tablet Woot!!