Sony Tablet S 3G now out

Joins the wi-fi variant on shelves, but will set you back a further £100
Darren Allan

December 13, 2011
Sony Tablet S and P

The 3G version of Sony’s Tablet S is now on sale in the UK.

That’s the full fat slate with a 9.4 inch display as opposed to the Tablet P, the dual screen hinged affair reminiscent of the 3DS (also pictured above).

The Tablet S has actually been on sale for a while now in this country, although only the wi-fi version.

This is the 3G model which gives mobile broadband connectivity on the move, but of course it comes with a price.

The Tablet S 3G is slightly heavier what with the added hardware on board, and it’s also £100 more expensive, with a £450 asking price for the 16GB model. That’s £50 cheaper than the iPad, so not a bad price.

However, whether folks will be particularly pushing to fork out an extra hundred pound for 3G remains to be seen. £350 is certainly a much more tempting price for the hardware if you can live with wi-fi access, and research suggests that many tablets don’t leave the home often.

Sony’s Tablet S packs a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, twin cameras – one a 5 megapixel snapper, the other a basic front-facer – and the display has a resolution of 1280×800.

Unfortunately, it only comes with Honeycomb on board as the OS, but an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is a possibility in the future. That’s the theory, anyway.


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