The Sony Tablet S now has a release date and pricing information in the UK. Sony’s first tablet the Tablet S, previously known as the S1 will be available in the UK from Friday September 16th. Pricing starts at £399 for the 10 inch tablet.

There are three different configuration options for the Sony Tablet S. With 16GB internal storage and Wifi only, the tablet will cost £399. With Wifi and 3G the tablet is an extra £100 and will retail for £499. Sony have priced the 32GB Wifi model at £479.


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Sony have announced a US release date for their recently showcased HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer.

The 3D capable visor, which is worn on the head of users for a virtual reality effect, was shown at the IFA conference and Sony have also released pricing details for their US launch.

Coming in November to both American and Japanese markets, the HMZ-T1 will be compatible with Blu-Ray players, computers and the Playstation 3 through it’s HDMI port and gives an impression of a 750 inch screen through its OLED panels. The headset also features integrated 5.1 surround sound capable headphones to offer a complete cinematic experience.


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Sony are set to release their first two tablets into the market next month. Previously known as the S1, the tablet features a 9.4 inch display and Android 3.1 aka Honeycomb, while the S2 will feature two 5.5 inch screens and Honeycomb as well.

Sony have now named the S1 tablet the “Sony Tablet S”. It’s unknown at the moment what Sony have named the other tablet, or if they’ve changed it at all from the S2.

Both tablets are due to go on sale in the first weeks of September but, it’s not definite. Also there is no pricing information surrounding either tablet at the moment but, hopefully this will become known shortly.


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After the huge fire that destroyed the Sony DADC distribution centre in Enfield during the recent UK riots on the 8th of August, Sony distribution has today announced that in partnership with fellow distributors Cert Octavian and Cinram, they are back up and running with their distribution services.


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While this may not be the most flexible OLED display we’ve seen, this new OLED panel from Sony will delivery higher quality images, with enhanced glitch free brightness. The panel is in the form of a 9.9 inch display, which outputs images in a 960×540 resolution, while having a 96% color gamut. It also has a Self-Aligned Top-Gate FTF, which reduces disparities in luminosity.

The manufacturing process is now completed in four parts, which lowers the parasitic capacitance between the gate electrode and the TFT, thus bringing higher quality images compared to other OLED displays. As well as this, Sony have also shortened the TFT’s channel length which will make it easier to use the technology and adapt it for larger screens with higher resolutions.


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