Items tagged with Tablet S

We weren't terribly impressed with Sony's Tablet S performance when we reviewed the device at the tail end of last year (you can read our analysis here), but that was before Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) started making the rounds. As of right now, ICS is available on the Tablet S, and perhaps it will give the uniquely designed slate the performance punch it needs in order to compete with other Android devices. The ICS upgrade brings a bunch of new features to Sony's Tablet S, including an enhanced lock screen with direct access to Notifications and/or camera, a new panoramic camera mode, an enhanced Gallery media viewer, exclusive "Small Apps" for multi-tasking, new Home Screen actions, and... Read more...
Sony's New Year's resolution must have been to sell a more affordable tablet, as evidenced by the Tablet S receiving a much needed price cut. The 9.4-inch tablet now sells for $400 on Sony's website for the 16GB model, and $500 for the 32GB version, down from $500 and $600 respectively (though both were recently selling for $50 off MSRP). The $100 price cut isn't exactly shocking. Sony, like everyone else, is suddenly faced with the reality that there are at least two low priced and capable tablets on the market, one of which belongs to Amazon (Kindle Fire, $199) and the other to Barnes & Noble (Nook Tablet, $249). The Kindle Fire is proving especially popular with millions of sales during... Read more...