During the past few months there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the new Sony S1 and S2 tablets, now respectively known as the ‘S’ and ‘P’ tablets. If the Sony S tablet has been on your wishlist then today’s your lucky day because it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon and will begin shipping on September 16th.
The Sony S is the larger of the 2 slates and sports a 9.4 inch screen which has a resolution of 1280×768. It runs on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system which is developed specifically for tablets. Currently there is a 16GB model that costs $499.99 and a 32GB model which has a $599.99 price tag.
For those who live in Canada you’ll have to wait a bit longer, but not much, as the availability date for this stylish new device has been set to September 23rd. You’ll be able to purchase the Sony S from Canadian outlets including Best Buy and Future Shop. While you’re waiting for your new Android tablet to arrive why not check out some of these Sony Tablet S cases, after all a tablet PC without a case is like a book without a cover.
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Sony S Key Features & Specs
Sony’s S tablet is a multimedia powerhouse. Not only does it have a high resolution screen, it also has the ability to connect to your digital TV and home entertainment system like no other tablet. It’s the first Android device of its kind with a built in A/V remote control.
As the new term dubbed by Sony goes, you can “throw” music from your tablet to connected HomeShare™ speakers or other compatible wireless speakers. The same goes for other media such as photos and videos, you can throw them to Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compatible TV sets by simply tapping a button.
With the Media Remote™ app your tablet can also perform as a wireless remote for various other Wi-Fi devices such as cable boxes, satellite boxes and Blu-ray Disc™ players.
You’ll be able to access Video Unlimited, one of Sony’s entertainment services, which allows you to rent or purchase all of the best and latest movie titles straight to your tablet.
Access more than 2.5 million book titles including newly released, bestsellers, classic books and magazines through the Sony Reader™ Store. Perfect for reading on the go.
Other Technical Specs
1GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
SD, SDHC card slots
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, MIDI
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
3.0MP front facing camera
5.0MP rear facing camera
Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS
9.50 x 6.86 x 0.40 (241.2 x 174.3 x 10.1)
21.09 oz (598 g)
1280 x 800 pixel high resolution display
capacitive touch screen