Sony Tablet S Tablet Review
A poor offering from Sony, with little to recommend it against the competition.
In the Box
Included in the packaging for the Sony Tablet S is a power cable, a wrist strap, and your brand new tablet.
The Sony Tablet S is quite a bit different than what we're used to seeing, in that it has a teardrop shape if you look at it from the side. While Sony claims it's made that way for the best fit in your hand, it's clear that it wasn't really thought all the way through. It's very tempting to hold the tablet with the curved end in your hand, but of you do so, your thumb naturally rests right over the front-facing camera, leaving smudges for the next time you try to chat via Skype (or other video chat application).
If you are doing general media browsing, we recommend holding the Sony Tablet S lengthwise, longest from side-to side. This way, you won't dirty up the plastic guarding the camera. Holding it this way is also quite comfortable, though not as natural-feeling as the rounded edge.
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