Here at Pocketables we have been waiting for the Sony Tablet P for nearly 6 months. Now the wait is over; the device has officially arrived stateside at AT&T. You can pick up the new Tablet P today for $399.99 on contract, or it will set you back $549.99 without a contract.
At CES 2012 I got to test out the product, which felt very solid and responsive, and with access to Sony Music, Videos Unlimited, and Sony PlayStation certification, this might be your best portable media player.
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The Sony Tablet P has a pair of 5.5-inch LCD screens (no AMOLED here) that when opened gives you a resolution of 1024×480 on each screen. The screens are Sony very bright and very crisp and clear, so you might not miss the AMOLED type display.
Also you aren't getting any high end specs here, but as I mentioned before, it was very responsive when I tested at CES 2012 in January. Inside the Tablet P you will find typical last year's specs with a 1.0 GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal RAM, microSD slot, 3G/4G, BT 2.1, WiFi b/g/n, front and rear cameras running on Android 3.2. I would have liked to see ICS 4.0 included, rather than have to wait for Sony to make it available. Even with these specs, though, the Tablet P managed to play the games that were loaded, including the all time favorite Crash Bandicoot, which played smoothly. The touch screen controls were easy to use on the split screen.
Sony will have optimized apps for the dual 5.5-inch display on the Tablet P, which will take advantage of the split screen. There will be 40 apps available today with more to come soon.
Unfortunately, the Sony Tablet P wasn't as pocketable as I thought it would be, but it's still portable enough to carry around without to much bulk. As you can see, when you close the device you can carry it around much easier than a small slate tablet.
Will you be heading down AT&T and picking up the Sony Tablet P? Or will you be passing up on it? This is very tempting for new, as I have used the tablet and really enjoyed the time I spent testing it.