The Sony P series tablet might have been a spectacular commercial failure (it was the first and is still the only tablet with this form factor), but it has become one of the most discounted tablets of recent times with cuts that remind us of what happened the HP TouchPad.
The device is now available from PCWorld for as little as £129 including delivery until noon today or stocks permitting. The tablet is 3G capable – a unique feat at this price range - and comes with a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz.
Other features include two 1,024 x 480 pixels displays that use Sony’s TruBlack technology, 4GB onboard storage, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, DLNA compatibility, a front facing VGA camera and a rear 5-megapixel one, Bluetooth, a microUSB connector, a battery life of up to seven hours, Playstation Certification as well as compatibility with Sony’s Video and Music unlimited services.
Note that the tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and can be updated to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The P series tablet costs around £30 less than the Google Nexus 7 which comes with a more powerful chipset, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a higher resolution screen but doesn’t have 3G, a microSD slot or a rear camera.