So I got a tweet from an office mate the other day saying that Sony’s latest gadget is PlayStation Certified. So I decided to investigate and read some articles.
According to an article in the International Business Times, Sony renamed its upcoming S1 and S2 tablets – powered by Android – as the Tablet S and Tablet P. The article further discusses that Tablet S, with its PlayStation certification, is capable of accessing PlayStation stores and network services. No word if the Tablet P will also have this feature. More info from the article below.
The Tablet S offers a 9.4″ panel with1280 x 768 pixel resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM memory, two storage options and two cameras – 3 MP in front for the video chats and 5 MP at the back.
The Tablet P, features dual 5.5″ display, Tegra 2 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory that is expandable and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera with a microSD slot. Tablet P weights only 370 g, which is much lighter than Tablet S that weights 600g.
Now, although the article states the device is slated to be released this month (September), it is a week old and the author didn’t find any pricing details for the gadget. However, an August 31 article from Gamasutra states that the Tablet S will be priced starting at $499.
I found the specs listed below at ubergizmo:
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra2
OS: Android 3.1
Display: 9.4″ 1280 x 800 multi-touch capacitive TruBlack display
Connectivity: 3.5mm jack, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP Stereo Bluetooth
IR remote control function
Camera: Front – 0.3 Megapixel – Rear – 5.0 Megapixel with Exmor sensor (good low light performance)
Flash support: Adobe Flash Player 10.2 in web browser
External Memory : Full-size SD Card slot (for media exchange only)
Installed Memory : 16GB or 32 GB
Internal Memory (RAM): 1GB
Battery: Li-Ion 5000mAh
Dimensions (Approx.) 9.5” L x 6.8” W x 0.3”D – 24.13 cm L x 17.27 cm W x 0.76 cm D
Weight (Approx.) 1.33 lbs – 600 g
Thinness comparison: Xoom: 12.9 mm – iPad 2: 8.8 mm – Galaxy Tab 10.1: 8.6 mm
Weight comparison: Xoom 730g – 1.6 lbs – iPad 2: 600 g – 1.33 lbs – Galaxy Tab 10.1: 595 g – 1.31 lbs
Sources: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/205250/20110829/android-powered-sony-tablets-sony-s1-and-s2-tablet-s-and-tablet-p-playstation-certified-hp-touchpad.htm, http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/36888/Sony_Reveals_More_Details_On_First_PlayStationCertified_Tablets.php