Clamshell shaped Sony Tablet P gets UK launch

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.

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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Tablet P
  • Display 5.5" 1024 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3080 mAh

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6 Comments

1. douglasman100

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

first and i bet they wont sell one...

2. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I hope they do.

3. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

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

4. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

5. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

This and the PSV should have been the same device.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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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