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Sony at IFA: SE Xpera Arc S announcement, Sony Tablet S & P priced

August 31, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

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Sony kicked off its presence at the IFA Tech Show today by announcing one new Android product, and providing clarity about two devices already known.

Sony confirmed the Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P, previously known as the S1 and S2, will be in stores shortly. The Tablet S – touting a dual core Tegra 2 processor, 9.4-inch screen, Android 3.1 with Sony’s custom skin, and a unique curved design – will be arriving in stores in September. The device is already available for pre-order and will cost $500 (16GB) or $600 (32GB) in the U.S. and Canada, and 479 euro in Europe. Visit Sony.com/tablet for more information.

The Sony Tablet P, the clamshell dual-screen device that made me scratch my head earlier this week, is also heading to stores. It too has a Tegra 2 processor, as well as two 5.5-inch screens that work in concert, and AT&T HSPA+ connectivity. The Tablet P will ship in November, but price has not yet been revealed.

And on the phone front, Sony Ericsson updated its Xperia Arc device to have a special “S” distinction. The new Xperia Arc S upgrades the sexy phone released earlier this year with a new processor (1.4 GHz), 3D panorama phto-taking, a 25 percent faster camera and media converter, and a 20 percent faster web browser. The new Arc still has a beautiful camera (8.1 megapixels w/ Exmor R), Android 2.3 with Sony’s custom Timescape UI, and a 4.2 screen screen with Mobile BRAVIA engine. A full list of specs and pre-loaded software by region is available here. Expect to see the phone available globally in Q4 (October-December).