The Sony Tablet P may be unlike any other tablet you've seen with its dual 5.5" touch screens, a foldable design, AT&T's 4G connectivity and access to the Sony Entertainment Network. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a look at the $550 Tablet P for Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Sony Tablet P has two separate 5.5" screens connected by a hinge.
The whole tablet folds in half and when it is in half, the device is less than 1" thick.
The idea for the Tablet P is portability, so you can toss it in your purse or your pocket.
The device weighs just less than 1 lb.
One side features the charger input and micro USB port, as well as the volume.
There's also a front facing 5 megapixel camera that takes pretty good pictures for a tablet.
The Tablet P runs on Android's Honeycomb OS and is Ice Cream Sandwich ready, with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor an 1 GB of RAM.
The Honeycomb runs very smoothly on the tablet.
Opening applications and switching between tasks were very quick.
The two 5.5 screens has very high resolutions of 1020x480 and in plane switching.
The default brightness is a little high but you can adjust this in the settings.
The color reproduction is great and you wish there was just one screen to look at.
The 2 screens are really a double edged sword, assuming one edge of the sword is way sharper and more deadly than the other one.
Sony has included 39 apps that are designed to work on the Tablet P.
There are movie apps, which play the movie on one screen while leaving the controls on the other.
The concept is good but it does feel a bit disjointed.
The Sony Reader was also really great to use with two the screens functioning as two separate pages, which really bridged the gap between eBooks and books.
Games were fun, too: ping pong was far more addicting than we expected.
Apps that are not optimized for dual screens end up only playing in on screen.
Because the ratio is so unique, the screen stretches the app.
You have to adjust having a giant line in the middle when using both screens for apps like Google Maps.