We have been guessing the official name of Sony’s next tablet offering, which we figured would be S2 after the S1 was rechristened as the Tablet S. Well, it’s Tablet P that henceforth will be used to refer to the dual screened clamshell tablet that includes two 5.5 inch sized displays. Why ‘P’ is anybody’s guess, though it may stand for ‘Portable’ or even ‘Pocket.’
Apart from the tablet’s name, there are several other aspects of the S2/Tablet P that have come to the fore. The tablet will have a 512 MB RAM along with 4 GB of on-board storage, which is further expandable to 2 GB by way of SD cards. Almost all other Honeycomb tablets come with a 1 GB memory, and Sony’s decision to include a half gig RAM on the Tablet P might have been done to keep costs in check. Also, the tablet will weigh a quite pocket friendly 370 grams, but comes quipped with a less than impressive 0.3 megapixel camera at the front. The Tablet P will connect to the internet via Wi-Fi or 4G.
However, once again, Sony has skirted from revealing when exactly the tablet will be launched or what it will be priced. But then, the wait is not going to be lengthy as we know the tablet would be ready for a launch towards next month.
The Tablet P shares with its Tablet S cousin the same NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors as well as Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
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