Enterprise Mobility: Sony Tablet S, Tablet P Bring New Twist to Today's Honeycomb Tablets

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-09-02 Print this article Print
Sony Tablets Unleashed

Sony Tablets Unleashed

In a sign of how fast the industry evolves, the Sony S Tablet will launch with Android 3.1, while the Tablet P will come with Android 3.2, which sports compatibility mode to make phone apps run more smoothly on the larger tablet screens.
Sony 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, 1,280x768-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. While a full set of photos and specifications for the Tablet P are not yet available (though you can see a hands-on view from IFA here), eWEEK runs through the visual attributes and specifications for the Sony Tablet S.

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