Sony Tablet S 3G available now in UK

£100 premium for freedom of 3G on Honeycomb tablet

After initially announcing that the Sony Tablet S would be available in both WiFi-only and 3G it now appears as though the 3G model has landed in the UK

After much anticipation, the 3G enabled Sony Tablet S has finally made its way to the UK appearing on Sony's official website the 3G enabled device has been long awaited after Sony first announced it would be on its way.

The 16GB WiFi enabled Sony tablet has been available to UK consumers for £349 since September 2011, while you can get the 32GB model for an extra £70. For those who have been waiting to get their hands on a 3G compatible version of the popular tablet, today marks the day they have been waiting for. For the price of £449, UK consumers can now buy a 3G ready 16GB tablet.

Apart from the obvious 3G connection option, and a slight weight difference (the 3G model weighs an extra 27 grams), the specs of the two models are identical. The Sony S is a Android Honeycomb tablet with a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1 GB RAM. It has a 9.4-inch display with 1280x800px resolution, a VGA front camera, a 5 MP rear camera and an SDHC slot for memory expansion.

What will be interesting to see of course is just how successful the 3G model really is, studies have suggested that when purchasing a tablet, portable internet connectively is not as high on the consumer wish list as one would expect.

The NPD Vice President of Connected Intelligence has recently suggested that not only is there a ‘Concern over the high cost of cellular data plans but that more consumers are finding that Wi-Fi is available in the majority of locations where they use their tablets'.

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Source: LaptopMag, NPD