Sony Tablet S Up for Pre-Order in the UK

The Sony Tablet S is now available for pre-order here in the UK. It is set to launch on September 16th with a price tag starting at £399 for the lower spec model. The device actually went up for pre-order at 4:01pm a couple of days ago, so if you want one pre-ordering now then act quick.

The pre-order availability is an exclusive to the Dixons Group which means you’ll be able to pre-order from Currys, PC World or ready for the launch on September 16.

The £399 price tag is for the 16GB wi-fi model which I have to say is quite a surprise as Sony normally price electronic items a lot higher than the norm.

Press Release

Currys, PC World and Announce Online Pre-order of the Sony Tablet S exclusively with Sony

Today – 31 August – In yet another market first, Dixons Retail plc, parent company of Currys, PC World and, the UK’s largest electrical retailers, is pleased to announce an exclusive window, with Sony, for customers to pre-order their first ever tablet computer, the much anticipated Sony Tablet S series.

Featuring a unique, ergonomically contoured design, the Sony Tablet S has been developed to feel as comfortable as a folded magazine. Weighing in at just under 600g, the tablet is easy to carry and provides handheld comfort plus the perfect angle for tabletop touch-typing.

Powered by Android Honeycomb 3.1, the Sony Tablet S runs smoothly with web pages and content loading quickly and efficiently as well as looking impressive on the 9.4 inch HD display.

The Sony Tablet S is the world’s first tablet to be PlayStation® Certified, allowing you to enjoy games for PlayStation® Certified devices including original PlayStation games.

The Sony Tablet S lets you control your home entertainment devices and share content wirelessly with friends and family. Personal photos and video content can be ‘thrown’ (streamed) at the touch of a button from the Sony Tablet S to DLNA-compatible TV sets and other devices.

Music can also be streamed to wireless speakers and the Sony Tablet S includes infrared technology, meaning it can be used as a fully customisable remote control for multiple home devices including your television, Blu-ray Disc™ player and home theatre set-up.

Mark Slater, Category Director at Dixons Retail, commented: “Sony’s Tablet S is a real contender in the tablet market and one we expect to be a big success. The two week preorder period for the Sony Tablet S will be a very exciting period for us to see how popular this tablet will be with our customers.”

The Sony Tablet S is available to preorder online now at, and from 31 August at 4.01pm.


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