Does the world have enough tablet options? Hard to say, but Sony's not taking any chances.
Despite not being able to price their newest products at a TouchPad level, the new Tablet S and Tablet P are certainly attractive. Both are Android-powered, obviously, and both look quite different than your run-of-the-mill slate. Available for pre-sale today and on shelves next month, the Sony Tablet S device is optimized for rich media entertainment on its 9.4-inch touchscreen display. There's an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip inside, and the chassis itself weighs 1.33lbs. Wi-Fi is included, as well.
Available later this year, the Sony Tablet P device is ideal for mobile communication and entertainment. The standout feature is the unique folding design, with a pair of 5.5" displays and a 0.83lb. weight. The same Tegra 2 chip is here, and it will support both Wi-Fi and AT&T's network, too. The Tablet S will ship with Android 3.1, while the Tablet P will use 3.2. Both models feature front and rear facing cameras that allow for video recording and capturing still images. The devices also support micro USB interface and SD card.
The Sony Tablet S device is available in both a 16GB and 32 GB version and will be sold at Sony Stores including online and other authorized retailers nationwide for about $499 and $599, respectively.