Telling reporters in New Delhi, Sony’s Managing Director Masaru Tamagawa revealed:
Today we are launching tablets that support Wi-Fi connectivity. In mid-January we will launch tablets that will have both 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi. We expect 3G-enabled tablets to contribute 80 per cent to our total tablet sales in this financial year. We are in discussion with some operators to bundle these tablets with their services.
Sony Tablet P will have launching price INR 36,990 and will be unique in many ways. It is a 3G enabled and DLNA compatible gadget and it is the only tablet to boast foldable dual screens. According to Sony, these screens can be used by a single as well as two entirely different programs at the same time.
Photo, video or audio files available on this tablet can also be watched on DNLA compatible TVs or DNLA compatible speakers, within a small range.
Sony Corporation’s Deputy President for VAIO and Mobile Business Group Hideyuki Furumi told the reporters:
These tablets are compatible with DLNA which will allow user to connect their tablet with other DLNA supporting devices.
During last week of this year 2011, Sony will invest approximately INR 10 crores in advertisement and promotion of these tablets. By mid-January these tablets will be available in India in approximately 500 electronic outlets.