All of Sony’s innovations folded in one “Honeycomb” Android Tablet PC. With an 8 hour and 35 minutes battery lifetime, Sony’s new tablet S could be a serious rival for Apple’s Ipad.
The new Sony Tablet-S runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb and its equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1.0 Ghz processor. ($390 for 16GB, $499 for 32GB) will access Sony’s music, book, and video stores, and it comes with two PlayStation games – Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes on your tablet.-with more on the way. You can even use the Tablet S as a universal remote. Read on to find out if this slate was worth the wait.
This is the first PlayStation® Certified tablet ever, which means you getout-of-the-box gaming with PlayStation favourites Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes, plus the opportunity to download** games from the original PlayStation® titles online. There are also thousands of Android™ games to download at Android™ Market.
With a 9.4 inch display, Sony Tablet S has a smaller screen than the iPad (9.7 inches) and Galaxy Tab. However, this 1280 x 800-pixel panel packs a serious punch, thanks to TruBlack technology. Because Sony minimized the refraction of light between the LCD and the screen, you can enjoy very vibrant colors and deeper blacks when viewing a video in HD.
ony placed the ports and buttons on the Tablet S inside tear-shaped grooves on either side.
Boasting a unique form factor, Sony Tablet S is ergonomically designed to carry and use for long periods of time. Its center of gravity shifts the device’s weight closer to your palm, making it feel lighter and more comfortable while reading a book, or watching a video. The design also provides a more natural angle for typing when set flat on a table.
The new Sony Tablet S is a big online library.
Tap the screen, go to the Reader Store** and choose from over 2.4 million novels, non-fiction books, comics and magazines or browse and download from over two million free public domain titles at Google Books.
The keyboard on the Sony Tablet S reminds of the Sony Vaio in a good way. If you select “Show number keys” under settings, the layout will show a number pad to the right of the letters in landscape mode, and in portrait mode they sit above the keyboard. (By default these numbers only show up when the cursor is in certain places, such as a password field.) Engaging this setting saves time. Overall, the large white letters were easy to activate and responsive.