Sony Tablet S To Hit U.S. Stores September 16th for $499

Sony announced that the Wi-Fi only models of the Sony Tablet S will land on U.S. shores September 16th, ahead of the European launch and the availability of the AT&T version in November. The Sony Tablet S costs $499 for the 16GB version and $599 for the 32GB version, which is par for the course with 10-inch tablets, and is available now for pre-order from Sony’s website.

The 9.4-inch tablet has some standout features, such as an asymmetrical design, a non-standard display size (1280 x 768 res), an IR port, and compatibility with PlayStation PSX games. But like every other Honeycomb tablet, it sports an Nvidia Tegra chip (1-GHz) and 1GB of RAM, plus front and back facing cameras.

Reviews are mixed, placing the Tablet S above the true Android Honeycomb flops but not quite at the top of the mountain with the Galaxy Tab or the iPad. And so far the full breath of available apps and games isn’t clear. So if you’ve been waiting until the tablet actually ships for more first-hand accounts, you won’t have much longer.

Sony Tablet S

 

The Sony Tablet S will be available both on Sony’s store and via big box retailers. Are you going to pre-order based on the reviews or hang back until the early adopters have had a go?

  

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    I pre ordered mine like 2 days ago. But I did mine on the Sony website…

    I have a question, did any other android makers hold a pre order option for their honeycomb tablets? I never heard of Samsung or Acer or Toshiba doing this.

      • Anonymous says

        Well, lets see,

        1. EAsier to hold in the hands
        2. The only android maker that has an ecosystem that rivals Apples (www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com)
        3. Playstation Suite
        4. Infrared makes it a universal remote
        5. Everything that any other android has plus its own exclusive features.
        6. Better ebook reader.
        7. Easier to type on.

        I could go on. Now heres my question to you.. Why shouldnt people order this thing? Please give much more reason than the price… because I could easily reply and say Apple costs the same thing. You can TRY and argue that you get Apple App store and I could EASILY respond saying “Sony has android App store AND it has its own iTunes competitor (Sony Entertainment Network).

        trust me. I’ve heard them all. Go ahead and call me a troll/fanboy.. I’m waiting ;-)

  2. Anonymous says

    I think makers need to drop prices.  You can’t build a tablet and sell it for the same money as the iPad that has something like 80% market share.

    $499 for 16GB. Bah…

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