Sony Tablet S, Tablet P Bring New Twist to Today’s Honeycomb Tablets


By Clint Boulton, Week

eSony Aug. 31 unveiled its first Android “Honeycomb” tablets in the form of the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P, known formerly as the S1 and S2 back in April. These are not your typical Honeycomb tablets. Available for $499 in a 16GB version and $599 for 32GB later this month, the Tablet S resembles a paper pad with folded sheets. The Tablet P, which does not have pricing or a formal launch date beyond the end of 2011, offers two 5.5-inch touch-screen displays and weighs only 0.83 pounds. The S has a 9.4-inch, 1,280×768-pixel touch-screen display and weighs a light 1.33 lbs. Both are powered by Nvidia’s 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, which has become ubiquitous among Android tablets from Motorola, Samsung and others. The Tablet S and Tablet P have front- and rear-facing cameras. Both are WiFi- and 4G LTE-capable (4G Long Term Evolution-capable) and will be available only on AT&T’s network in the U.S.

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