Gadget Review: The SONY TABLET S

Integrating the signature TrueBlack technology found in Sony’s popular Bravia television line and slightly deviating from the mainstream tablet design, the Sony Tablet S looks to deliver a breakthrough in Android-powered tablet devices.

Design-wise, the Sony Tablet S and its aerofoil-like shape inspired most likely by a neatly folded magazine boasts the most distinctive design in the current market of tablets. This folded design fits comfortably and securely in either hand, with subtle dimples adding extra grip to what would otherwise be a slick, fingerprint magnet plastic back.


Inside the unique design is the Android Honeycomb 3.1, with a number of custom apps and capabilities, the integrated IR emitter and remote control software, easy DLNA sharing, compatibility with the brand’s newly unified Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services, a pair of custom keyboards and more.

The icing on the cake for gamers is the Sony PlayStation Certification, making this device the first tablet capable of playing PlayStation and PSP games—Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes included. This, along with the perfectly paginated design is definitely a clear advantage that brings Sony ahead of the game.