updated 12:05 pm EST, Tue February 28, 2012
Dual-screen tablet will cost $550 contract-free
The pricing for Sony's dual-screened Tablet P for North America has finally been officially revealed. AT&T will launch the Android-powered tablet on March 4, which will be offered on a two-year contract for $400, or $550 on its own.
Another option will involve a bundle with the game-centric Xperia Play handset, with buyers getting both for $300 and a two-year contract for each. A 3GB per month DataConnect plan will cost $35, while a 5GB plan will cost $50. Without the contract, users can get a 250MB plan for $15 per month, 30GB for $30 and 5GB for the same $50 as the on-contract plan.
The Tablet P's specs include two five-inch touchscreens, each with 1024x480 resolution. They can show separate content, or combine to form a single, though split, image. A 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip and 1GB of RAM are onboard, as are dual cameras. Android 3.2 is preloaded onto the tablet's 4GB of built-in storage. A microSD card slot expands memory.