The all new Sony® Tablet S
The recently launched Sony Tablet S is the first ever tab from Sony with Android Honeycomb. Sony has launched this tablet at par with Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, keeping the price range also similar. This is indeed a brave step given the hold Apple already has in the tab market and Samsung’s PC product’s fan base. The Sony Tablet S comes in three models, Sony Tablet S 16 GB, Sony Tablet S 32 GB and Sony Tablet S 16 GB with 3G.
The Sony Tablet S is powered by NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 with RAM of 1 GB. The capacitive touchscreen is 9.4 inches in size with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tab is made with off-center balance that helps in comfortable handling when held in portrait orientation. When the tab is in landscape orientation, it is in a slight profile elevation facing towards you. This helps in easier typing and also to some extent helps in minimizing glares. The tab offers various connectivity options including WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, one USB and a headphone socket.
Sony Tablet S has a front camera of 0.3 megapixels for video calls and a back camera of 5 megapixels that can record up to 720 pixel HD videos.
The Sony Tablet S has various useful titles both company’s own and third party, including Evernote, FourSquare, USTREAM, etc. Sony has also provided the in-house Reader app for ebooks, the Reader Store, a File Transfer app, together with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. The device is PlayStation Certified for mobile gaming and this means that you can load and play PS1 and PSP games in this tab. Sony has also offered two game apps with the tab, Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes.
There is one very useful app in this tab, the Remote Control app. After you register your device online, this app can work as a remote control for your TV, cable box and other A/V hardware.
Capable of giving up to ten hours of battery backup while being continuously used for playing games, watching videos, surfing Internet, etc, the Sony Tablet S is a must buy option in case you are looking forward to buy a tab. The touchscreen works perfectly fine and the look and feel of the tab is also enticing.