Not all tablets have been banned from Germany. Sony Tablet S is at least seeing better treatment than Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Bypassing the preorder stage, Sony has the Sony Tablet S 32GB up for sale in Germany for €578.99 ($599) at its official store. The 16GB model and the 3G version will take a while.
Just days back, Sony Tablet S went up for preorder in US and Canada with a shipping date of September 16 and September 23 respectively. The 16GB and 32GB models are available for $499.99 and $599.99 here.
Sony Tablet S is one of the uniquely shaped Honeycomb tablets Sony is bringing to the market. With its folded magazine form factor that’s designed for perfect balance and weight distribution, Sony Tablet S scored decently in a hands-on by engadget. It would have been nice to see the tablet priced more competitively but we’ll just have to go from here. Prices have been known to drop after the initial weeks.
Sony Tablet S features a 9.4-inch 1280x768p LED-lit TruBlack display that is quite impressive with its deep black and vibrant colors, no leaks here. It comes with Android 3.1, upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich when it comes. There’s also 1 GB RAM, 1GHz Tegra 2 dual core processor, 5mp rear camera for photo and video capture and 3mp front camera for video chatting, DLNA support, SD memory card support (up to 2GB) and SDHC support (up to 32GB). On the software front, there’s PlayStation Suite for game addicts and some preloaded games, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, Reader Store, browser, Quick Touch Panel, universal IR remote control capabilities, and more.
If you want to see more of Sony Tablet S, have a look at these teaser videos and hand-on sessions. Get close up views of the tablet and Sony Tablet P, the dual screen clam that starts from €599.00 here.