Sony has priced its tablet, Sony Tablet S, in India. A WiFi powered Sony Tablet S will cost Rs. 29990. Sony Tablet S is powered by Android 3.2. There is no 3G version yet and Sony’s pricing immediately puts it in the league of iPad 2 (WiFi). In fact, iPad 2 WiFi version sells at the exact price.
Sony Tablet S is powered by 1 GHz NVidia Tegra2 processor, 9.4 inch touch screen with TruBlack display, Android 3.2 OS, and 1 GB RAM. There’s a 5 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera on board.
Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, 1 USB port, Sensors ( Accelerometer, Gyro meter, Digital compass and ambient light sensor), DLNA, and IR capability are available on Sony Tablet S.
Sony Tablet S provides a 8 hour battery life for regular browsing and it takes 5 hours to charge.
The most notable aspect of Sony Tablet S is its shape. It looks like a device which is folded into half by a four year old. That unique shape, I’m guessing, will give Tablet S a distinct advantage in giving a tight grip. Notion Ink Adam had come with a similar shape and used that extra thickness to embed its speakers and camera.
If you are looking to buy this tablet, then holding it in your hands first wouldn’t be a bad idea. Just to see if you are comfortable with a differently-abled tablet.
iPad 2 vs Sony Tablet S
No, we will not do that. For a change, let’s put it back to our readers. You have two products which are available to you at the same price – not a rupee more and not a rupee less. One product (iPad) is more than a year old, proven and widely popular. Another product is new, not yet proven and less popular.
What would you choose? Would you buy Sony Tablet S over an iPad 2?