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Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released
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Sony Tablet S Remove phone

Posted: 01 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.0, 3.1) 
Dimensions7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm)9.50 x 6.86 x 0.40 inches (241.2 x 174.3 x 10.1 mm) 
Weight14.57 oz (413 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
21.09 oz (598 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches9.4 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

170 ppi161 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTFT 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Continuous autofocus, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4NVIDIA Tegra 2 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processor Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB32 GB 
Storage expansion SD, SDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity 5000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
SpeakersStereo speakers  
YouTube player Yes 
Technology
Data UMTS, EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, nYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features USB Host 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Other Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced28 Sep 201126 Apr 2011 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  

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