After announcing a name change for their Android-Honeycomb Tablet Duo, Sony has confirmed more details including a European price, release date and some more specifications.
Sony led us on a merry trip with their series of fancy video trailers for the S1 and S2 tablets before renaming them as the ‘S’ and ‘P’ tablets just yesterday.
The 9.4-inch S1 tablet is now known as simply the ‘S’ and will be available across Europe from the end of September in 16 and 32GB versions with Wi-Fi, plus a 16GB model which has Wi-Fi and 3G.The rear of the tablet houses dual 5-megapixel cameras while on the front is a 0.3-megapixel webcam.
The S tablet will cost €479 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, which is a pretty competitive pricing and puts the first Sony tablet in direct competition with the iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Sony’s rather unique P tablet (S2) which features a folding clamshell design and dual 5-inch screens is not so competitively priced, unfortunately. Available in late November, the P tablet will set you back a whopping €599. We get that the tablet’s design is different and pretty darn cool, but surely you could have made it a bit more wallet-friendly, Sony?
Both tablets will run Android Honeycomb 3.1 out of the box and will be fully upgradable to 3.2 in the near future, though if you plump for the Wi-Fi and 3G model you will get 3.2 preloaded. Sony’s official Playstation certification comes with both tablets, which will mean a whole host of Playstation titles will be available to play, along with more Playstation network connectivity.
Currys, PC World and John Lewis have confirmed they will be stocking the S tablet at the end of September in the UK, with pre-orders beginning August 31st.