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Sony Unveils Unambitious Plans For Tablet Market

Sony has revealed decidedly unambitious plans capture the second largest share of the tablet market with the release of a new device sometime in the future.

The company made it clear that it did not intend to compete with Apple's iPad for the top slot, insisting that it would be more than happy with second place.

Kunimasa Suzuki, deputy president of Sony, said during a keynote speech at the CES: “We'd really like to take the No. 2 position (in the tablet market) by 2012. At this moment, the timing of (those tablet) announcements versus (their) availability today is a different story.”

Little is known about the possibly-soon-to-be-released second-best wannabe other than Sony is considering offering it with 3D capability, Reuters reports.

Cnet speculates that Sony is also waiting for Google to release the tablet-optimised Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, rather than rushing a tablet out on the more smartphone-based 2.2 Froyo.

Either way, we at ITProPortal are looking forward to the release of Sony's 'Galaxy Tab killer' whenever the company's ready to release it.