Renowned for its success in entertainment technology, Sony has finally gained entry into the Tablet arena with its first venture, the Tablet S, which created a buzz all over the world, even before the Tablet was released. This is an Android v3.2 Tablet
, running the Honeycomb Operating System
, and accelerated by a strong 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 Dual Core processor
. The processor is more than adequate at handling graphics-demanding applications like HD video and games
. This entertainment and productivity device comes equipped with 1 GB RAM.
The Sony S has a primary 5 megapixel HD camera powered by Exmor Sensor and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera ideal for video calls over the Internet. The Tablet sports a dazzling 9.4-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Sony has used its proprietary TruBlack technology while designing this highly responsive, swift and smooth touchscreen. This technology is also used in Sony's world-famous Bravia televisions.
The Sony Tablet S is built in a unique folded form factor, fitting comfortably in your hand, with a subtle bezel adding extra grip and a fingerprint-prone plastic back. The Tablet gives you the feel of a little keyboard while typing as the screen is slightly inclined, which makes it comfortable to work on while the Tablet is placed on a desk. This lightweight gadget has an ergonomic design
that helps you operate the Tablet with ease.
Measuring only 0.8-inches in thickness at the top, the Tablet graduates to 0.3-inches towards the bottom. The Tablet has 1 USB 2.0 port for you to connect your pen drive or hard drive and access files. This Sony Tablet is integrated with a 3-Axis Accelerometer and the Ambient Light Sensor. The device is also provided with a Digital compass and a Gyro Sensor for navigation.
Storage and Battery
The Tablet S comes with 16 GB internal storage
which can be extended up to 64 GB
by means of a microSD or microSDHC card. The Tablet also supports almost all Video and Audio formats, which gives you the liberty to store a large number of multimedia files on the card. The Tablet runs on a powerful battery which easily lasts 8 hours
with a movie looping and active Wi-Fi. Furthermore, the Tablet gives you a music time of up to 31 hours
Connectivity and Features
This variant of the Tablet S has a wide range of Internet connectivity options to choose from. The Sony S conforms to 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi standards
for Internet connectivity. The Tablet is integrated with a v2.1 Bluetooth
which is backward compatible with the v1.2, for faster data transfer. The Bluetooth supports EDR, A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HID, SPP and OPP formats.
This entry-level Tablet from Sony is equipped with a GPS
to guide you through routes while you are on the move. To enhance your audio-visual experience, this device has built-in stereo speakers
for exceptional audio clarity and a built-in monaural microphone
for video conferencing. You can also connect an external mic to the Tablet as it has a microphone jack as well.
Renowned for its technology in gaming, Sony has pre-installed its brainchild with the PlayStation Suite which makes it the first Tablet capable of playing PlayStation and PSP games via the included emulator. This PS suite is complemented by Dynamic xLOUD Sound to deliver excellent audio effects.