Sony Tablet S up for pre-order, pricing revealed, Tablet P will have an LTE version, arriving in November

Sony Tablet S up for pre-order, pricing revealed, Tablet P will have an LTE version, arriving in November
Sony has teased us for months with its tablets, first with videos and then showing some more of their specs, and now it has put the last piece in its tablet puzzle - pricing and availability. The more conventional looking of the two, the 9.4-inch Sony Tablet S running on Android 3.1 will be put up for pre-order today but will only arrive in the middle of September. It will come in two Wi-Fi-only flavors (no 3G or 4G connectivity), one with 16GB of internal memory priced at $499 and one with 32GB carrying a $599 price tag.

The Tablet S will add some flavor to the vanilla Honeycomb experience with UI touches from Sony and the addition of an infrared transmitter and DLNA compatibility for wirelessly sending images and video.

The more unconventional Sony Tablet P, coming to AT&T in both a Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE (woot!) variation has the form of a foldable clamshell, reminding us a glasses case, will arrive later with price only unveiled for Europe for the time being, where the tablet will cost a whopping $865 (599 euro) for the basic model. When you open that clamshell of a tablet, two 5.5-inch screen light up. This allows a lot of possibility for innovative user interaction and Sony promises to deliver in apps like the email client and browser. 

Plenty exciting or just plain weird? Let us know your opinion about Sony’s tablet entrees in the comments below.

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Tablet S
  • Display 9.4" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + SD SDHC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
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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5 Comments

1. DigitalMD2 unregistered

For the last 10 years Sony has lost their edge. They stand on their name recognition and produce over priced, under featured junk. Not likely to make any impact. I expect their tablet offerings to have the smae level of success as HP did.

2. tavjoke unregistered

Why in the world would anyone spend that kind of money on a tablet? What a waste.

3. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

omg i've always wanted a nintendo ds tablet

4. atrain1385

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

tablet p is a great idea but not $865 worth of great idea more ideal would be $400 to $550

5. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I'm just glad to see ATT finally deployed their LTE network. atrain is right, a $500 price tag would have this thing selling like hotcakes. Sony always had good products but always did somehthing wrong to mess them up. High priced X1, no real upgrade for X2, late release for X10, no availability for the arc (and dual core for the arc s would have been nice)

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