September 1, 2011

Sony gives their tablets a launch date - Sony Tablet S and P

Sony, during a press event yesterday (Aug. 31st) announced the market launch of their two new tablet devices. Before these were known as the Sony S1 and S2, but they decided to change the names to Sony Tablet S and P. The Tablet S is already up for pre-order and should hit store shelves by the end of September. With pricing, the Sony Tablet S has a 16GB and 32GB variant and will cost about $499.99 and $599.99, respectively. The Sony Tablet P, on the other hand will be available by November of this year. No pricing was announced regarding the Tablet P yet.

Sony Tablet S specs:
  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • 9.4" WXGA (1280x800) TFT LCD touchscreen display
  • 1GHz nVidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 16GB/32GB
    • External: SD card 
  • Camera
    • Rear: 5MP 
      • Exmor R lens
    • Front: VGA
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • Infrared
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyrosensor
    • Digital Compass
    • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Battery
    • Up to 430 hrs standby
The Sony Tablet S WiFi only is currently the only version of the tablet that is available It will also have a WiFi + 3G version which will run on Android 3.2 Honeycomb (out of the box). It will be sporting a 16GB internal storage only.

For the Sony Tablet P, on the other hand, as said, will be available in November. The clamshell type tablet will be sporting all of the specs that the Tablet S have but with these differences:
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 5.5" Ultra Wide VGA (1024x480) dual-touchscreen display
  • No Infrared connectivity
  • a microSD card slot (2GB included)
  • Up to 120 hrs of battery life on standby
  • WiFi + 3G version only
Read Sony's two press releases about these devices here and here.


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