I recently visited the Sony World Showroom (Bafarat Electronic Center) in Batha, Riyadh and they’re kind enough to allow me to spend sometime (for 5 mins actually) and play with the Sony Tablet S that was on display in store.
As reported the Sony Tablet S has a peculiar dimension that looks like a folded paper. Even though Sony is late in releasing their own (Android) tablet, Sony kept their time and designed their tab to have a different look and feel from the other tablets in the market and the Sony Tablet S is a proof of that. The “folded paper” shape of the Tablet S makes it ideal for reading e-books in portrait position, since your hands will be comfortable holding the tablet on it’s “folded” side.
Most of the physical buttons (including the micro-USB and audio jack) are found on both sides of the tablet and the device feels lighter than it looks. I did played around with the tablet and see how it compares with the iPad 2, though the short video (see below) did not give justice on how fluid and responsive the 9.4” (WXGA) TFT LCD display. Another that I was not able to check is, if the Sony Tablet S can indeed dowload, play and access Playstation content but I’m sure someone can confirm this, just comment below.
Anyway, checkout some of the photos of Sony Tablet S that I took.
Here are some of the (brief) hands-on video that I took.
Aside from Sony World Stores, only a handful of store are selling the Sony Tablet S, including Jarir and Extra. There are two models available the 16 GB for SAR 1999.00 and 32 GB model for SAR 2,299.00 both are Wifi-only model, the 3G will be available later this year.
Last modified: February 21, 2012