Sony Tablet P in pictures
A unique clamshell tablet, exposed
IFA 2011 Sony's Android 3.2-based Tablet P won't be going on sale until November, but it was still much in evidence at IFA.
The desktop and other images are spread across both displays. Scrolling across both screens is very smooth
The base and lid were formed from silver-sprayed plastic. Let's hope the final version has better production values than this pre-release sample
There's the main camera
Yes, it's PlayStation Certified, so the P will run PSOne and PS2 games in emulation.
See how the bottom screen presents the control cluster
Disappointed by the gap
An interesting product, and I like the comparatively small dimensions and low weight. That finish does look a bit shoddy though, and I really wish there wasn't a big gap between the screens. If it were gapless, or nearly so, then I'd want one myself.
That said, millions bought the DS/DSi/3Ds with an even larger gap between the screens...
Personally I have no desire to lug a 10" tablet around with me all day, but this could fit in a pocket, and still offer a nicely sized control area. Smartphones are great, but I can see a market for this too.
Kudos to Sony for coming up with something that isn't an iPad clone!
This will be a great idea
once they find a flexible screen to put on it.
Who the hell wants to watch a film split across 2 screens with a big black bar in the middle, or game like that, or anything else.
Each screen is far smaller than a netbooks, yet the thing is certainly not pocket-friendly, so why bother.
This is going to be an absolute disaster.