Sony Tablets S and P out to make a difference.
Sony announced the launch details of their long awaited tablets yesterday. The two tablets will be coming out sooner than you think, although the price point may not be to everyone’s liking.
The Tablet S comes in two flavors: 16GB and 32GB, being sold for $499 and $599 respectively. Coming with a 9.4″ 1280x 800 TruBlack LCD panel, the Tablet S will launch in late September, running Android Honeycomb 3.1 (and will be upgradeable to 3.2 later on). To stand out from the already crowded Android tablet market, and to potentially take over the iPad 2′s dominance, Sony has included two key features that they have been touting for the Tablet S. First off, it has a built-in IR transmitter which allows you to make it a universal remote control for any HDTV, not just Sony’s own Bravia brand. The second is that the Tablet S allows you to share media stored on various devices and play it back on the Tablet S (or through it to TVs) using DLNA through WiFi.
The Tablet P is another interesting device, not least because of its unique design. The main display is made up of two 5″ 1024×480 pixel screens which open up to make a big screen, albeit with a black line running through the middle. The Tablet P will have a customized UI to take advantage of its dual-screen setup. Speaking of which, both tablets will be powered by a Tegra 2 dual-core processor and will have a 5mp camera at the back, capable of shooting 720p videos. The Tablet P, unlike the Tablet S, will be available in November, and will be sold for a whopping $700. For that delay in release, though, the Tablet P will be shipping with Honeycomb 3.2.
We’ll give you more info on the Tablet S and P’s availability in the Middle East region once the local Sony HQ releases more info.