I Absolutely LOVE This Tablet!!!

Discussion in 'Sony Tablet P' started by JamesP, Nov 30, 2012.

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    Tom, that's an interesting observation. It's quite possible that the P was developed by the "phone crew" instead of the normal "tablet crew." Either way, the current issue is that when the P didn't sell in big numbers, Sony throttled back the P tech support to bare bones.

    Sony should still keep the P. It's unique design has a following, and (if supported) would always have a niche in the tablet market.
     
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    Problem is it wasn't until they hit outlets like Amazon at seriously reduced prices that people stated to get intetested and if Sony can't sell them at a decent profit there is no motivation for keeping the line alive. Kind of like the HP WebOS tablet.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.1
     
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    The original price of $500+ was too high. Now, at under $200, it's too low for Sony to keep up. But for such a unique design perhaps there's a happy medium?

    Must Sony only be satisfied with maximum margins? Is it all about profit, profit, and more profit?

    Sony is a corporation, so the answer is "yes."
     
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    You may have noticed that Sony is doing none too well as of late, so excessive profits are not something they currently enjoy. I love their products and have confidence they will work out their problems and continue to innovate.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.1
     
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    So I just pulled the trigger on this Sony Tablet P because it was on WOOT for $150 brand new. After buying, I see that the USA version never got the ICS upgrade (probably because of the AT&T branding). Have to admit that I'm kinda bummed, as it looks like the rest of the planet got the ICS update in June of 2012. Anyone found a way to upgrade to ICS? Not a huge deal. I have other tablets and got this one because of the novelty/portability.

    Thanks,
     
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    Hi, I replied to you on the Pocketables forum. Essentially the answer is "No," people haven't found a way to load ICS onto the USA version of the P.

    While I have your ear, I've been displeased with the poor wifi reception of the P. A passive mount antenna did nothing to help. Any ideas to improve the reception?
     
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    I noticed the same thing. Wifi is pretty poor. I have no idea how to boost it. Seems to be a hardware issue. Move closer to your router. :)
     

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