Sony set to launch hybrid Windows 7 Vaio U

Sony takes a leaf out of Asus' book and ditches Android with its incoming sliding tablet

Not content with giving us the foldy, glasses-case style Tablet P, Sony seems to be carrying on the experiments in tablet form factors with the VAIO U series. PocketNow have unearthed some marketing material on Sony's VAIO U Windows 7 tablet, which showed up as a concept at CES. 

Yep, we said Windows 7 – but by the time the VAIO U becomes reality we're hoping that Sony gets its act together and sticks Windows 8 on the Asus Eee Pad Slider-style hybrid. Specs for the Sony VAIO U are thin on the ground – expect an unspecified Intel Core processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a stylus for note-taking and scribbling.

If a Sony-built Windows hybrid is everything you've been dreaming of and more, check out sony.co.uk/thinkdo, as Sony VAIO U info should be popping up on this microsite later on in 2012. We'll keep you posted.

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