Following the success of Apple’s iPad, other manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC have released their own tablets.
Analysts say while Tablet S may prove to be a popular Android tablet, it is not a serious threat to the iPad.
As it goes head-to-head with the iPad and others, analysts said the Sony Tablet S did have some unique features not available in other devices.
For one, the hardware design, a wedge shape, is different from most other flat, thin tablets.
“The unique form factor shifts the device’s weight closer to your palm, making it feel lighter and more comfortable while reading a book or magazine,” Sony said in a press release.
Other features include the ability to play PlayStation games on the device and stream music and video to your TV or home entertainment system from the tablet.
Even though Sony has come up with some distinctive features, analysts say Apple’s first mover advantage and its brand appeal has placed it squarely ahead of all others in the tablet market.
But it might still prove a threat to other tablets. Even though Sony entered the market later than many other competitors, the timing could work out in its favour.
The Tablet S is in stores in the UK on 15 September, the US on 16 September and in Japan on 17 September.