Sony’s dual screen Android tablet now available in the UK

The Sony Tablet P is an Android device that features two 5.5 inch, 1024 x 480 pixel displays. You can fold the tablet in half and slide it into your pocket. When unfolded you can either run one app on each screen or run apps across both displays.

Sony introduced the Tablet P this summer, and now it’s finally available for purchase… in the UK. Retailer Dixons is selling the Sony Tablet P for £499.99. That’s about $782 US, but it’s likely to be cheaper if and when it goes on sale in the States.

The tablet has a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 4GB of storage, a front-facing VGA camera, and a rear 5MP camera.

Sony’s Tablet P is also one of the first Android devices to feature PlayStation Certification, which means that you’ll be able to run the PlayStation Suite on the device and purchase and play some classic PSOne games.

Update: The Sony Vaio P is also now available in France.

via EuroDroid

  • aftermath

    These panels are a very cinematic 32:15 (approximately 2.13:1).  I suspect that, as with cellphones, the bi-fold will die, but the atomic aspect ratio will survive.  I’ve sat in front of a 2560×1200 editing station before and really liked it.  It’s not hard to imagine a future in which such a resolution exists in the 7-8 inch range, giving us a device that’s nice and long for text, nice and wide for video+controls, easier to jam into a pocket because it’s relatively “shorter” than a “widescreen” display of equivalent width (meaning “thinner” in the pocket), and will be much easier to use with just one hand.  I also suspect that as “augmented reality” applications take hold and accelerometer sensors improve, svelte devices like will have us swiping them across our field of vision at arm’s length to see what curious pieces of information pop up about our surroundings.