After months of waiting and seemingly endless stream of leaks and videos, and not to mention the rumors and speculation, the Sony Tablet S is now finally up for pre-order. Those interested can visit the Sony online store. Price of the 16 GB version of the tablet is $500 while the same with 32 GB on board would come for $600. Also, the tablet will start shipping to the US from 16th September while its neighbor Canada will start receiving the Tablet S from 23rd September onwards.
The Tablet S can be picked up from Best Buy as well as Future Shop, while Amazon is also currently offering the Sony tablet.
The Tablet S turns into a multifaceted device as the IR technology incorporated in it, which means the tablet can be used as a remote control for other compatible devices at home. The OS is Android 3.1 and its hardware comprises of a 9.4 inch touchscreen running on the familiar NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset. There is also provision for expanding memory with the full size SD card slot, while connectivity options comprise of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
There is no word as to when Sony’s other tablet offering, the Tablet P, will be up for grabs, though word on the street is that it could happen towards the end of 2011.
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