Sony’s first foray into the Android tablet market, the Tablet S - formerly known as the S1 - will be hitting store shelves next month, it has been confirmed.
Officially unveiled in April, the Tablet S is expected to land in the ‘first two weeks’ of September, according to the well-informed folk at Engadget who managed to get their mitts on promotional images of the hotly awaited slate.
Sporting a 9.4-inch LED-lit ‘TruBlack’ display with a 1280x768 resolution, the Tablet S will ship with Android 3.1 – aka Honeycomb - out of the box, which is overlaid with a new ‘Touch and Smooth’ UI that’s been specially designed for the slate's large screen real estate.
Keeping things ticking over smoothly is a 1GHz Tegra 2 SoC processor with 1GB RAM, and for snapping and making video calls, front and rear-mounted cameras of three and five megapixel resolutions respectively are also on board.
Other features include an integrated universal IR remote, DLNA support for wireless media streaming and a range of Sony’s entertainment options pre-installed.
These include a rebranded Video Unlimited service, Music Unlimited, a Reader Store application and several PlayStation Certified titles pre-loaded to get you started.
Pricing details haven’t been confirmed yet, but expect these to be announced imminently.