Sony has made both its new tablets, Tablet S and Tablet P, official. The introduction of two new tablets in the market at the same time form the same manufacturer could cause a stir in the market and make Apple think.
Both the tablets will run on Android operating system and will be vastly different in execution. The Tablet S is a single screen Honeycomb-run device with a 9.4-inch screen and a Tegra 2 processor. The Wi-Fi integrated tablet will weigh around 1.33 pounds and will have a design that will make the device thicker on one side than the other for a more comfortable use.
The Tablet S will arrive in three models with Wi-Fi only in 16GB and 32GB styles and a Wi-Fi/3G version in a 16GB capacity. All of them will have the same 9.4-inch 1280x800 resolution screen along with Bluetooth a USB port and IR remote capability. The device will sport a 5.1 MP rear, and a 0.3MP front camera for video chats. The expected battery backup will provide up to eight hours for watching video or listening to music.
The other device, Tablet P, folds in the middle and has a pair of 5.5-inch 1280x480 resolution screens when unfolded. The camera specifications are same as that of Tablet S. the tablet will also use a Tegra 2 processor and will have a USB connector. The device, however, comes in only one version that has 4GB of storage, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and will run on Android 3.2 or Honeycomb juice, according to a Daily Tech report.
“Sony Tablet S features a new unique asymmetric design which allows it to be easily held for long periods of time. The unique form factor shifts the device’s weight closer to your palm, making it feel lighter and more comfortable while reading a book or magazine. The screen slopes gently when placed on a flat surface, enhancing visibility and making typing more comfortable.
Available as an optional accessory, a special cradle converts Sony Tablet S for use as a digital photo frame or digital clock,” the company’s official Web site said.
Both the devices will be available in Europe from the end of September. A U.S. launch date is yet to be announced.