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Clamshell shaped Sony Tablet P gets UK launch

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Clamshell shaped Sony Tablet P gets UK launch
The Sony Tablet P is now available in the UK for 499GBP which translates into $773 USD. Instead of a slate design, the Sony Tablet P's clamshell form factor allows it to be equipped with dual 5.5 inch "TruBlack" displays, each with resolution of 1024 x 480. Sony says that by manipulating the refraction of light between the LCD and the screen, it is offering a display with vibrant colors and sharp images. The model for sale at Sony's web site and UK stores has 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Sony Tablet P is now available in the UK

The Sony Tablet P is now available in the UK

Sony might be counting on the unique look of the device and the dual screens to compete in a crowded tablet arena as the specs are just about what every high-end tablet is wearing these days.  The Sony Tablet P has a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor under the hood with 1GB of RAM aboard (on its web site, Sony is playing up the multitasking capabilities of the tablet). You will find a pair of cameras on the tablet with a 5MP shooter on back and a .3MP one on front. 4GB of native storage can be pumped up to as much as 36GB using a microSD card and Sony says that the battery in the tablet will last 7 hours.

One feature that Sony can deliver that other tablet manufacturers can't is PlayStation Certification which means that the Tablet P offers Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes out of the box and you will be able to download a multitude of original PlayStation games from the Android Market.

If you live in the States and are wondering if you will see the Sony Tablet P make the trip across the Atlantic, the device is expected to come to the US for AT&T in both a Wi-Fi only and LTE 4G version.

source: Sony via AndroidCentral

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posted on 25 Nov 2011, 21:51

1. douglasman100 (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


first and i bet they wont sell one...

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 22:58 2

2. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I hope they do.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 00:07 1

3. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I was avidly waiting for this, but a Tegra 2 chip for $700, ill pass. :(

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 07:05 2

4. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


If you're in America it could be cheaper if and when it gets here.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 11:17

5. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


This and the PSV should have been the same device.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 13:28

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This is why Apple is doing so well in the tablet segment. When manufacturers come out with some hair-brained concept that just doesn't make it, Apple gets a few more months (maybe a year) of market hegemony. The only way the P makes it in the U.S. is with a selling price less than $200 out-the-door. At that price point, the buyers would never be iPad buyers, so no net loss to Apple.

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