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Sony Tablet S goes on sale in UK from September 23rd

Sony Tablet S

Sony's Tablet S, unveiled last week at IFA in Berlin, will go on sale in the UK at Dixons from September 23rd, from £400. Preorders are being taken now.

Unlike its book-like sibling the Tablet P, the S features a 9.4in 1280 x 768px TruBlack screen, designed for on-the-go entertainment demands.

Also on the spec sheet is an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and front and rear HD cameras, all tied together by the Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS (operating system).

The 16GB and 32GB wi-fi models will set you back £400 and £500 respectively, while the 16GB wi-fi/3G model will also cost £500, placing it firmly in line with Apple’s market-dominating iPad 2 alternative.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.