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Sony Tablet S Now Available On Preorder At PCWorld

The new Sony Tablet S is now available on preorder from DSGi outlets (opens in new tab) (Dixons, Currys and PC World) with John Lewis (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.