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Sony Tablet S Tablet Review

A poor offering from Sony, with little to recommend it against the competition.

October 07, 2011
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Email

Preloaded onto the Sony Tablet S is the slick gmail client included with all Android 3 devices. You'll notice that it's rather easy to cycle through all of your mail with short summaries at a glance, as well as being able to view attachments with very little difficulty. For whatever reason, our Sony Tablet S seemed to have difficulty telling when we were scrolling or choosing an email to read, but future updates may solve this problem.

The large keyboard that appears when you open a text box or email composer window allows any user to quickly shoot off an email with their tablet. While the Tablet S doesn't offer haptic feedback like many other Android tablets, it is very hard to mistype with the huge keyboard.

Web Browsing

The web browser included with the Android software is very reminiscent of Chrome, Google's personal computer-based browser. You can browse with multiple tabs, bookmark pages, and even view flash movies provided your software is up to date. The included memory will make sure you can load even heavily-laden pages, so the Sony Tablet S should get you where you need to go. If it doesn't, realize that tablets are relatively new, and that the hardware has a little ways to go before it catches up to the types of media we browse on our personal computers.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  12. Blackberry PlayBook Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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