Sony Surging: Honeycomb Tablet. iPhone Camera Rumored

Sony's CEO Sir Howard Stringer seems a little excited about his product pipeline, uttering not one but two seemingly unscripted bon mots.

The first was Friday, when he mentioned that the Japanese disasters could affect camera sensor availability -- but that none of the coming iPhone 5s would be affected, according to

Can't you just imagine the spit-take -- and possible profanity -- emanating from Steve Jobs' kitchen after he heard that?

The second swing-and-a-hit was when Stringer said that the Android 3.0 iPad competitor, using Honeycomb, will be on sale in the U.S. by the end of the summer. The company's media relations department clarified that the tablet would hit shelves by the end of the year.

Sony's media relations department may be busy for a while after Stringer's string of blog friendly remarks.

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