Sony have now made it official it will be releasing two android tablets on to the market with a bit of Sony flare. Sony Tablet P is scheduled for a November 2011 release while the Sony Tablet S will be available in the UK at Sony Centres, Currys & PC World and John Lewis in mid-Sept., with pre-orders beginning Aug. 31
Sony Tablet P
The Sony Tablet P went with a very unique foldable design with dual screens both measuring in at 5.5 inches. The tablet will have 4 GB of storage space, a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and Wi-Fi/3G connectivity will come with this foldable tablet. The tablet will be rather small measuring 79 x 180 x 26mm and weighing only 327 grams, so those of you looking for something small and groundbreaking this could be the tablet for you.
Sony definitely stepped out of the box with this design and it will be interesting to see how the public reacts .
Sony Tablet S
Sony Tablet S is more of the average tablet and will be a competitor with tablets such as galaxy tab and the ipad. The tablet has a thicker feel to it but only when you hold onto the top end.
The unique part of this tablet is the design just like the Sony Tablet P was. The device has a tear drop shape if it is looked at from the side. This can be used for a stand for better viewing angles when the device is placed on a table but how will it feel in the hand? While the deign stepped out of the box the specs are average. It has a NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and Wi-Fi/3G connectivity.
Both tablets being released by sony will be available in 16 or 32GB and have android 3.1 with an update expected in the future. The tablets will be available as wi-fi only model or wi-fi/3G model. The devices feature 5mp camera on the rear and a 0.3 VGA front facing camera used for video chatting or taking pictures of yourself. Both can be upgraded using a full sized sd card slot.
For those Sony fans these devices are compatible with Sony’s Media Remote technology which allows you to control Sony devices, including ones from the BRAVIA line, through Wi-Fi. Some new features Sony put into there tablets are a 3-axis accelerometer, digital compass, light sensor, and a gyro sensor. These tablets will be able to play original games such as Crash Bandicoot and Pinball heros.
These tablets are unique and different and Sony was definitely trying to be unique when they designed these and they are strong competitors with apple’s Ipad. It will be interesting to see what happens when these are released into public hands and people start seeing how Sony can or can not compete in the tablet market.
Posted by: Tyler