At IFA Berlin today we had a chance to play a bit with Sony Tablet S.
While its size, with a 9.4” touchscreen, comes pretty close to both 8.9” and 10.1” Android Honeycomb tablets, its design really stands out from the crowd. The asymmetric wrap-around chasis sits very well in hand, and in the looks department – we haven’t seen any other Honeycomb tablet to even come close.
Another interesting Sony Tablet S gimmick, is a universal remote control app. This tablet is equipped with infrared port, and the app lets to pair it with any TV, DVD player or any other electronic device that is controlled with infrared remote.
While for now Sony Tablet S has all the ailments of Android Honeycomb 3.2 OS, in the long run this shouldn’t matter much. It will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich few months after the the next generation Google OS release, and most of the new system teething problems should be solved then.
So if you are holding out for a good tablet and do not want to join the Apple crowd, Sony Tablet S looks like a darn good gadget to have.
Here’s a hands-on video of Sony Tablet S:
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