Sony Tablet P Wrap-Up: Specs, Price, Availability
Sony's Tablet P comes with the latest technology by presenting two interactive screens in one tablet.
During the IFA show in Germany, Sony has unveiled their plans of releasing the first folding tablet computer in the world, which it hopes to be iPad’s top competitor. The Sony Tablet P will be sporting two 5.5-inch touchscreens with a resolution of 1024 x 480 pixels each, and can be folded in half — making it the most portable tablet if compared to Apple’s iPad and other similar devices. Sony even noted that the device could easily fit inside a jacket pocket or a hand bag.
One of the notable features of the Tablet P is that its two screens can be combined together to be used as one large screen. The two sides could also support different activities. For example, the upper one running a video game and the other screen running emails. Sony’s Tablet P is also expected to have a much cheaper retail price than the iPad 2 with the same network access.
Find out the full specifications, price, and release date of Sony Tablet P below.
Size: 180x158x14mm (opened), 180x79x28mm (closed); with a weight of 372g.
Display: A dual TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. It features a multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, and a three-axis gyro sensor.
Display Size: 1024 x 480 pixels, 5.5 inches
CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 T20 chipset
OS: Android OS, v3.2 (Honeycomb)
Storage: 4 GB storage, 1GB RAM. Supports microSD (expandable up to 32GB) with 2GB card included.
Camera: 5.0-megapixel (2560х1920 pixels) with Autofocus. Supports touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, and face and smile detection.
Video: 720p @30fps
Audio: Supports stereo speakers and 3.5mm jack
Messaging: Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Networks: 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), 3G (HSDPA 900/2100), WLAN, Bluetooth
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion. Supports up to 120 hours standby time; 17 hours music play.
JAVA Applications: SNS integration, Digital compass, MP4 player, MP3 player, Organizer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Adobe Flash 10.3 support, Voice memo.
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PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Sony Tablet P will be available in silver and black colors. The manufacturer has not yet revealed any official pricing details for the upcoming tablet, but some reports have claimed that it will get a £479 price tag — that would be £20 cheaper than Apple’s iPad 2.
The tablet computer was first unveiled during the IFA show earlier this month, and is expected to be launched sometime in November 2011.