We learned earlier today that Sony's wedge-shaped wonder, the Tablet S, would be arriving on European shores sometime in September. But now Dixons Stores Group, the retail group which encompasses Dixons, PC World and Currys in the UK, has revealed the British street date and retail price for Sony's new Honeycomb slab.
The Wifi-only Tablet S will begin shipping from September 16, priced at £399 with 16GB of storage and £499 for the 32GB version. If it's Wifi and 3G you're after, you'll have to wait a little longer and pay a little more -- the 16GB Wifi and 3G Tablet S will ship on October 21, priced £499. All three are models available to pre-order now across the three DSG stores, and if you decide to, you'll have the chance to win a 32-inch Sony Bravia TV.
Hit the source link for more, or join us after the jump for DSG's full press release.
Source: PC World Retail
Dixons Tablet S Press Release:
31 Aug 2011 - Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk Announce Online Pre-order of the Sony Tablet S exclusively with Sony
Today - 31 August - In yet another market first, Dixons Retail plc, parent company of Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk, the UK’s largest electrical retailers, is pleased to announce an exclusive window, with Sony, for customers to pre-order their first ever tablet computer, the much anticipated Sony Tablet S series.
Featuring a unique, ergonomically contoured design, the Sony Tablet S has been developed to feel as comfortable as a folded magazine. Weighing in at just under 600g, the tablet is easy to carry and provides handheld comfort plus the perfect angle for tabletop touch-typing.
Powered by Android Honeycomb 3.1, the Sony Tablet S runs smoothly with web pages and content loading quickly and efficiently as well as looking impressive on the 9.4 inch HD display.
The Sony Tablet S is the world’s first tablet to be PlayStation® Certified, allowing you to enjoy games for PlayStation® Certified devices including original PlayStation games.
The Sony Tablet S lets you control your home entertainment devices and share content wirelessly with friends and family. Personal photos and video content can be ‘thrown’ (streamed) at the touch of a button from the Sony Tablet S to DLNA-compatible TV sets and other devices.
Music can also be streamed to wireless speakers and the Sony Tablet S includes infrared technology, meaning it can be used as a fully customisable remote control for multiple home devices including your television, Blu-ray Disc™ player and home theatre set-up.
Mark Slater, Category Director at Dixons Retail, commented: “Sony’s Tablet S is a real contender in the tablet market and one we expect to be a big success. The two week preorder period for the Sony Tablet S will be a very exciting period for us to see how popular this tablet will be with our customers.”
The Sony Tablet S is available to preorder online now at PCWorld.co.uk, Currys.co.uk and Dixons.co.uk from 31 August at 4.01pm.