When all we had was a drawing of the Tablet S, the look of the tablet was exciting. It was the S1 at that time, which at that time still gave it a mysterious name to it. This baby has the most good looks I’ve seen in most Android tablets. Coming with Honeycomb it is, with an aerofoil-like inspired shape, which actually looks like a folded magazine if you think about it. But still that’s pretty damn tight in my own opinion.
The results from the tablet makes it more thick than the current king of the hill in the Android market curently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (not only to mention that but also the iPad 2), make this kind of a less likeable hand-magnetic tablet as though it may seem from looking at it in that picture. Read more here to figure out for yourself if this is the tablet for you.
For me, the name was what sounded pretty cool to me. Products ending with a space and an S, have been something that Samsung has been using. Now Sony has taken it and used it in their tablet, so what gadget will be the next runner up with an S?. All I can say is keep doing it, keep using it, as you cannot copyright “S” like Apple can’t copyright the “i” in every word of a product you can think of.
According to analysts, and this is also something I agree completely with aswell, Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi says “Despite the brand and different design, with it’s pricing so close to the iPad, it will be challenging for Sony”.
Remember when HP brought their TouchPad in?, it had a Palm-oriented WebOS on it and it was HP’s first entry into the tablet market?. They eventually discontinued it and slashed the price of all existing TouchPad’s on the market down to $99 for one weekend. It was Chris Pirillo in the video below that made a statement regarding that price drop and how dramatic it was:
No one cared about that tablet, until the price was cut. His question was “who could put the Android OS on this device?”. So for the price, it would be awesome to have that cheap of a tablet that WAS originally $400-500, for only $99 and to put a hacked OS on it that would be even better!. Especially since it’s so hardware specific. That would be a whole new experience to play around in, a whole new world for people with tablets to explore in since it’s like THE tablet that is made by us, for us, versus owning a iPad and abiding by Apple’s own rules, and that goes for all the other tablets, and their company rules within the tablets and what you do with them in terms of software.