Sony has finally unveiled details of specifics and pricing for its unique Honeycomb tablets, the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P.
The Sony Tablet S device will retail for $499 and $599 for the 16GB and 32GB versions, respectively. However, the company has kept mum on pricing for the Tablet P. Both tablets are supposed to hit the United States by the end of the year.
The S tablet, previously codenamed S1, will offer a 9.4-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display with Sony TruBlack and Bravia technologies. The emphasis of the S tablet will be on cross-device connectivity. Equipped with an IR port on the backside, the slate can be used to control Sony Bravia TVs and interact with the PS3 through Bluetooth.
The clamshell P slate is slightly different with its dual-screen 5-inch 1024 x 480 design. The two displays can work independently or together, with Sony claiming the latter option is great for eBook readers.
Both tablets share many of the same specs, including a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, micro USB sync, a full-size SD memory card slot, a front-facing VGA camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera. While Sony states the S tablet uses 1GB of RAM, the company neglected to disclose the RAM for the P slate. Both devices offer Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, with Sony also stating both tablets are 4G capable exclusively on AT&T’s network. Though the company did not specify LTE or HSPA+ compatibility, we are guessing HSPA+. While both devices run on Google’s Android OS, the Sony S tablet will come equipped with Android 3.1 and the P tablet will feature Android 3.2.