Sony Tablet P – First Dual screen tablet
Sony Tablet P is new tablet with different design approach to tablet market. The Tablet P comes with two displays with a hinge down the middle, so it folds up like a book, measuring 180 x 79 x 26mm when closed.
This design may seem completely mad when compared to conventional Android tablets, but this approach works well on a much smaller scale with the Nintendo DS. For example, you can use the bottom screen as a game controller while playing the game in the top screen, but obviously this will require a specially written application. Tablet P is the first Playstation certified tablet. You can play playstation games on the tablet and share the entertainment with other people.
The twin displays on the Sony Tablet P are each 5.5″ 1024 x 480 pixel panels. Inside is a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512BMB of RAM. The Tablet P ships with Android 3.2 (Gingerbread OS) and supports both WiFi and 3.5G connectivity. Internal memory is just 4GB, but the Tablet P also has a microSD slot with a 2GB card in the standard sales package. On the front is a VGA camera for video calling, and on the back is a 5 megapixel primary camera with HD video capture.
When open, the Sony Tablet P measures 180 x 158 x 14mm, it weighs 372 grams and the P is quoted as having up to 5 days standby time and 4.6 hours of web surfing time on 3G or 6.1 on WiFi only. The Tablet P also has GPS, Bluetooth and support for 802.11 b, g and n wireless networks.
The Tablet P is available to order from Sony now for delivery from November onwards for £499, or €599 . Overall Tablet P is really impressive. The dual screen design is something new that will bring gamers to Tablets. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on twitter.
Update : Sony will be updating its Tablets & Smartphones to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in this spring. All Xperia models and Sony tablets will get the update by the end of April 2012.