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IFA 2011 | Sony Tablet S launching this September for $499, Tablet P to come "later this year"

U.S. customers can now pre-order the Tablet S through the Sony online store, while U.K. customers can pre-order both the Tablet S and dual-screen Tablet P

Speculation surrounding the retail prices of the two Sony tablets ever since their reveal in April can finally be put to rest.

In a press release Wednesday, Sony announced the retail prices of its asymmetrically designed Tablet S. The unit will be coming in two models, 16GB and 32GB, for $499 and $599, respectively. According to CNet, a 3G variant of the 16GB model will be made available in the future as well. Both the U.K. and U.S. Sony online stores are currently taking pre-orders for the Tablet S.

As for the dual-screen Tablet P, only the U.K. Sony online store is taking pre-orders as of this writing for £499. Just one model is being offered.

The 9.4-inch Tablet S will contain all the rumored specs, including an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1280x800 resolution screen, Playstation Certification, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB, SD slot, front-and-rear cameras and IR remote functionality. Expect the unit to weigh 1.3 pounds (0.59kg) with a thickness of just 0.3 inches (7.6mm).

Meanwhile, the clamshell Tablet P offers a pair of 5.5-inch, 1024x480 resolution screens with much the same specs as its Tablet S sibling sans the IR functionality. The SSD is a paltry 4GB, but the tablet will have 4G capabilities. AT&T will be the exclusive wireless carrier, although the network has yet to announce when it would begin offering the device. The Tablet P will be coming in at only 0.82 pounds (0.37kg).

The Tablet S will be on shelves sometime before the end of September, although the Tablet P will be “available later this year”. The full press release can be seen below.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)