Japanese electronics giant, Sony has taken its first step into the tablet market with the launch of new Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P. The first two Android-powered tablets from Sony, the Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P have been previously recognized as the S1 and S2 respectively. The Sony Tablet S has about the size of an iPad and it may be the mainstream tablet. However, the Sony Tablet P has been designed with the wow factor. Sony’s Tablet P is a dual-screen device that designed to fit into the purse or pocket while Tablet S has a full-screen wedge-shaped design similar to a folded magazine.
The Tablet S and Tablet P both are able to connect with the Sony’s library of digital books, music, movies, and PlayStation video games. Tablet S offers slight incline for typing and operates as universal remote control. Tablet P provides very beautiful e-book reading experience as it can be held vertically with one page on each screen. Composing e-mail is also very easy with Tablet P; top screen displays message while lower screen shows keyboard.
Both the tablets will sport 0.3MP front camera and 5.1 MP rear camera. Basically, both the devices will run on the standard version of Google Android; Tablet S on Android 3.1 and Tablet P on Android 3.2. The Tablet S is a single screen device with a 9.4-inch, 1280-by-800 screen while the Tablet P is dual screen device with two 5.5-inch, 1024-by-480 screen.
The Wi-Fi integrated tablet, the Tablet S weighs 598g and will have a design that makes it thicker on one side than other for a more comfy use. The 3G enabled tablet, the Tablet P weighs only 372g. Both the tablets will be powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. The tablet S will come in three models with Wi-Fi only in 16GB and 32GB capacity and a Wi-Fi/3G version in a 16GB whereas the Tablet P will arrive in only one version having 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4GB of storage.
Along with the usual built-in Bluetooth connectivity and Wi-Fi radio, the S is also featured with infrared and supports DNLA. The best part about the both tablets is that they natively play PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable (PS1/PSP) games. Sony's other proprietary apps like the Crackle movie streaming, infrared home theater remote control, Music Unlimited, and Video Unlimited music and movie stores, are also included in both these tablets.
Tablet S is equipped with a Li-Ion 5000mAh battery while the P offers a removable Li-Ion 3080mAh battery. Still, Sony has not announced its battery life but it is expected that the battery backup of the Tablet P will be eight hours for watching video or listening to music.
Sony Tablet S will compete against powerful warriors such as Samsung Galaxy Tab 750, iPad 2, HTC Flyer and among other less popular ones BlackBerry PlayBook, and Motorola Xoom. In terms of size, Sony Tablet P will compete against Samsung Galaxy Note. Sony Tablet S will be released on Sep 17, 2011 while Tablet P will be available from November 2011.
Comparison table : Sony S Vs Sony P
|Specifications||Sony Tablet S||Sony Tablet P|
|Display||9.4-inch||2 x 5.5-inch|
|Resolution||1280 x 800||1024 x 480 each|
|Size (mm)||241.2 x 174.3 x 10.1||180 x 158 x 14|
|OS||Android 3.1||Android 3.2|
|Processor||Nvidia Tegra 2, 1GHz||Nvidia Tegra 2, 1GHz|
|Cameras||Front 0.3MP / Rear 5MP||Front 0.3MP / Rear 5MP|
|Storage||16 or 32GB||4GB|
|Expansion||SD card (32GB)||SD card (32GB)|
|Price||$499 (WiFi only)||$599 (3G)|
|Availability||Sep 17, 2011||Nov 2011|
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