Sony’s first Android tablet, the Wi-Fi-only version of the Sony Tablet S, is out now in Ireland in Currys and Sony Centres.
The tablet has a 9.4-inch touchscreen display with TruBlack technology and is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
It features an asymmetric design akin to a folded-over magazine. This is to shift the weight closer to the palm of the user’s hand to make it easier to hold.
Weighing 598g, the Sony Tablet S features front and rear-facing cameras, a USB 2.0 port and an SD card slot for file transfers.
The tablet also includes several Sony services. It’s PlayStation Certified for new games and original PlayStation titles.
It has Sony Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service and it also has Sony’s Reader Store for e-books.
The tablet has Personal Space, another cloud service letting users share photos and videos from the tablet with friends.
The Sony Tablet S can connect to DLNA-compatible devices to share media and includes infrared technology for use as a custom remote control.
The Wi-Fi-only version of the Sony Tablet S is out now in Currys and Sony Centres, costing €489. Other stores will get it in the coming months. A Wi-Fi and 3G version of the Sony Tablet S will be out from November 2011, around the same time as the Sony Tablet P.