The Sony S2 tabletclam shell is one of the most interesting devices we have covered so far. Its dual 5-inch screen folding design really makes it stand out from the plethora of other small Android tablets we have been seeing lately.
So, much to our delight, we recently learned a few more details about the tablet, the first of which is a name change. When released in the US, the S2 will be renamed the Sony Tablet P. I think that the S2 really sounds better than the Tablet P, personally, but I suppose Sony’s marketing department has some reason for the new name (consistency with the old Vaio P, perhaps?).
We also learned a little more about the Tablet P’s hardware, which includes 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, a Tegra 2 processor, and a .3MP camera. Both WiFi and 4G will be supported, but the information was not specific about which carriers will have the device. The tablet will also weigh only 379 grams, which is lighter than the iPad’s 600.
The low amount of RAM in the tablet is a little disappointing, but it should be enough for most tasks. What I am really worried about with this device is price. So far, Sony has made no announcements relating to either price or availability, but the consensus is that it will arrive in September. Hopefully it’s released soon at a reasonable price, because I really want to get my hands on this dual-screen beast.[Engadget]