The Sony Tablet S is the first Android tablet from Sony, and it stands out from the crowd with a few distinctive features including a wedge-shaped design, a 9.4 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, and Sony’s custom software running on top of Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb. That includes software for downloading and playing Sony Playstation video games.
Sony is taking pre-orders for the tablet with prices starting at $499.99, but it looks like HSN is the first retailer actually promising to ship the tablet. The Sony Tablet S is now available from HSN for $599.99 (or 4 payments of $149.98).
That’s about $100 more than the price Sony charges for the 16GB tablet, but it looks like HSN is also throwing in 100 free music downloads from the Sony store.
The Sony Tablet S features a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 16GB of storage (although a 32GB model will also be available), a 5MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 5000mAH battery. The tablet measures 9.5″ x 6.8″ x 0.9″ (at its thicket point) and weighs about 1.3 pounds.