Available for pre-sale today and on shelves in September, Sony Tablet S is optimized for rich media entertainment on its 9.4-inch touchscreen display. With a powerful NVIDIA®Tegra™ 2 mobile processor, Sony Tablet S allows consumers to enjoy the web and their favourite content and applications on its large high-resolution screen. Weighing in at just about 590 grams, its unique asymmetric design allows for hours of comfortable use. Built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility allows for Internet connectivity virtually anywhere there is a hotspot.
Sony Tablet S runs on the Android™ 3.1[i]. This model features front and rear facing cameras that allow for video recording and capturing still images. The device also supports USB (micro A/B) interface and SD card for transferring files and data.
The device is distinguished by four key features that set them apart from any other tablets on the market. These include: optimally designed hardware and software, a "swift and smooth" experience, embedded network entertainment services and cross-device functionality.
"Sony Tablet S delivers digital content, rapid performance, and remote access functionality in a unique and convenient product," said Doug Wilson, President & COO of Sony
Optimally Designed Hardware and Software
Unlike other tablet devices, Sony Tablet S has an ergonomic, asymmetric design which allows it to be easily held or carried for long periods of time. The unique form factor shifts the device's weight closer to one's palm, making it feel lighter and more comfortable while reading a book or watching a video. The screen is sloped when placed on a flat surface, enhancing visibility and allowing typing to be more comfortable. Placing Sony Tablet S onto a specialized cradle (sold separately) converts the device into a digital photo frame or a digital clock that displays customizable information.
Sony Tablet S is equipped with Sony's TruBlack™ technology which reduces reflection and glare from sunlight or fluorescent light for high-contrast visibility both indoors and outdoors.
Swift and Smooth Experience
Through the right blend of hardware and software developments, Sony Tablet S device
realizes optimal usability and performance. Quick view and Quick touch technologies realize a comfortable and stress-free user experience.
Quick view is Sony's rapid response technology allowing for faster loading of web pages.
Quick touch allows for a highly responsive and smooth touch screen realized by combining various Sony technologies.
The large keys of the virtual keyboard take full advantage of screen real estate while automatically adjusting to the task at hand. A numeric keypad pops up when inputting passwords and word suggestions while auto word complete makes email and texting simple.
Sony Tablet S comes complete with a full suite of Sony's network entertainment services.
· Sony Entertainment Network Services: Video Unlimited is your ticket to the latest releases from every major movie studio to rent or own. A pre-open campaign for Sony Tablet devices will be offered at device launch with limited content and more content will continue to be released over time.
· PlayStation® Certified: "Sony Tablet S" device is the first PlayStation™Certified tablet on which users can enjoy games for PlayStation™Certified devices including original PlayStation games. "Crash Bandicoot" and "Pinball Heroes" will be preinstalled at launch.
· Reader™ Store: Access bestsellers, new releases, classics, magazines, comics and more from over 2 million titles at Reader Store by Sony. Sony Tablet S's intuitive reading interface is ideal for on-the-go reading, allowing book lovers to set bookmarks, make highlights and adjust font sizes as they read. A free eBook download is included with the purchase of the device.
· Personal Space™: This free service allows consumers to easily share pictures and videos captured on Sony Tablet S. Consumers can access albums that were previously uploaded from other devices.
Video, music, games and other content can be directly accessed by way of the "Favorites" menu without the need to re-launch any of the respective applications.
Cross Device Functionality
Control your home entertainment system and enjoy content in new ways. Sony Tablet S allows consumer to "throw" personal pictures and video to DLNA compatible televisions such as BRAVIA with the touch of a button. Consumers can also throw music to wireless speakers such as Sony's Homeshare. Sony Tablet S is equipped with infrared technology and can act as a remote control for multiple home entertainment components such as TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, receivers and more at once. Sony Tablet S is also compatible with "Media Remote" allowing consumers to control Sony devices, including BRAVIA televisions, through Wi-Fi®.
A variety of applications add to the entertainment options. With access to the Android Market™, consumers can browse thousands of useful time-saving and fun apps. Sony Tablet S provides instant access to Google™ mobile services and applications, including 3D maps and easy web search with Google Voice Search. To make app discovery even easier, Sony offers its Select App site which highlights new and unique Android applications in a number of categories, which have been recommended for Sony Tablet S. More than 20 applications will be spotlighted at launch with more to come in the following weeks and months.
Sony Tablet S will also feature a number of pre-installed applications, including few exclusive offers.
Accessories, Pricing, Availability
A range of optional accessories includes a cradle, AC Adaptor, LCD screen protector, carrying case and USB adaptor cable for Sony Tablet S. A Bluetooth keyboard is also available.
Sony Tablet S is available in both a 16GB and 32 GB and will be available at Sony direct and online stores and authorized dealers across
Upgradable to Android 3.2
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