Sony confirms launch dates and specs for Sony Tablet S and P

Today at IFA 2011, Sony confirmed the launch dates for it’s two new tablet devices, and they have their final names – the Sony Tablet S and the Sony Tablet P.

Available in the UK from mid-September 2011, “Sony Tablet” S is optimised for “rich media entertainment” on its 9.4” touchscreen display. With the powerful NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor inside, “Sony Tablet” S lets you enjoy the web plus your favourite content and applications on its large, high resolution screen. Weighing 598g (approx.) (Wi-Fi version), its unique asymmetric design conveys a sense of lightness for hours of comfortable use. A Wi-Fi/3G version of Tablet S will be available from November 2011.

Also available from November, “Sony Tablet” P is geared for “mobile communication entertainment”, with an innovative folding design and dual screens for maximum portability. Weighing 372g (approx.), “Sony Tablet” P features the same NIVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor and offers connectivity via Wi-Fi and 3G mobile networks. Dual 5.5″ touchscreen displays can be folded to achieve dimensions of just 79x180x26mm (approx.) to fit in a pocket.

Wi-Fi only models are equipped with Android™ 3.1 (to be upgradable to Android 3.2) and Wi-Fi/3G models are equipped with Android 3.2.

Both “Sony Tablet” models feature front and rear facing cameras for still and video image capture. The USB 2.0 port and SD card slot simplify direct file transfers from other devices such as PCs, digital cameras or camcorders.

Accessory options include AC adaptor, rechargeable battery (for “Sony Tablet” P), LCD screen protector, a variety of carrying cases, USB adaptor cable and Bluetooth keyboard.

  • World’s first PlayStation® Certified tablets
  • Wirelessly throw personal music and video to a TV or Hi-Fi
  • Control your home entertainment devices with a built in Universal Remote*
  • Optimally designed hardware and software
  • Swift and smooth experience
  • Network entertainment – connect with an immersive world of movies, music, games and books
  • Cross-device connectivity to easily share content

These two new tablets look very cool and I cant wait to get my hands on them. Look for more information and hopefully a hands-on over the next few days.

Price wise, here in the UK, the 16GB Tablet S with WiFi will be £399.99 and the 32GB with Wi-Fi will be £499.99. The 16GB with Wi-Fi and 3G will be £499.99.

 

“Sony Tablet” S

“Sony Tablet” P

Model Number

SGPT111

SGPT112

SGPT114

SGPT212

Storage

16GB

32GB

16GB

4GB

Network

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi + 3G

Wi-Fi + 3G

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n, 3G

Operating System

Android™ 3.1

Android™ 3.2

Display

23.8cm (9.4”) WXGA (1280×800 pixels) TFT colour LCD

13.9cm (5.5”) Ultra Wide VGA (1024×480) ×2

CPU

NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Mobile Processor 1GHz

External Ports

USB 2.0 Micro-AB connector (host/client) x1, Headphone (Stereo, mini jack) x1 (also serves as mono mic jack)

 

USB 2.0 Micro-B connector x1, Headphone (Stereo, mini jack) x1 (also serves as mono mic jack)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR standard

Infrared technology

Infrared Remote Control Functionality

Card Slot

SD memory slot x1

microSD card slot x1

(2GB x1 supplied)

Camera

Front: 0.3 effective megapixels

Rear: 5.11 effective megapixels (HD camera powered by “Exmor for mobile“)

Sensor

3-Axis Accelerometer, Gyrosensor , Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor

Battery Life

 

Browsing web with Wi-Fi, watching video, listening to musicUp to 8 hours

*Standard usage

 

Approx. 430 hours (Standby), Approx. 31 hours (playing music), Approx. 6 hours (playing video), Approx. 6.2hours (web browsing via Wi-Fi)

Browsing web with Wi-Fi, watching video, listening to musicUp to 8 hours

*Standard usage

 

Approx. 400 hours (Standby), Approx. 31 hours (playing music), Approx. 6 hours (playing video), Approx. 6.2 hours (web browsing via Wi-Fi), Approx. 4.5 hours (web browsing via 3G)

 

Browsing web with Wi-Fi, watching video, listening to musicUp to 7 hours

*Standard usage

 

Approx. 120 hours (Standby), Approx. 16.8 hours (playing music), Approx. 6.5 hours (playing video), Approx. 6.1 hours (web browsing via Wi-Fi), Approx. 4.6 hours (web browsing via 3G)

Dimensions

(WxHxD)

Approx. 241.2mm x 10.1mm (thickest point: 20.6mmx 174.3 mm

When opened : Approx. 180mm x 14mm x 158mm

When closed : Approx. 180mm x 26mm x 79mm

Weight

Approx. 598g

Approx. 625g

Approx. 372g

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