Sony Tablet S Now Available On Preorder At PCWorld

The new Sony Tablet S is now available on preorder from DSGi outlets (Dixons, Currys and PC World) with John Lewis putting a placeholder page for Sony's newest gadget.

Both companies have tried to entice customers by entering them in draws to win any one of ten Sony Bravia 32-inch Smart TVs or a free Sony tablet once the product becomes available.

DSGi product pages indicate that the 16GB Sony Tablet S (which PC World lists as the S1) will be launched on the 16th of September with the 32GB version coming one week later and the 16GB 3G arriving on the 21st of October.

Interestingly, it is cheaper to buy the tablets from Sony directly rather than from any of the DSGi outlets and the tablets come with an additional year of warranty (just like fwith John Lewis) but do expect prices to fall rapidly as newer tablets equipped with quad core SoCs and powered by Android Ice Cream Sandwich appear in Q4.

The Sony Tablet S comes with the same specification as most of the Android tablets out there, except for the smaller screen size (9.4-inch) and the SD card slot (rather than microSD); it also offers the exclusive ability to play PlayStation games and acts as a universal remote control throwing data wirelessly to other devices.