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 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.

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 Tablets Unleashed

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