The new Sony Honeycomb tablet has gone on pre-order with in the UK, ahead of any other retailer in the UK.

In what’s a rather strange offer, those desperate to order the new Sony Tablet S tablet  will be able to do so exclusively at Dixons for the next 2 weeks.

"Sony’s Tablet S is a real contender in the tablet market and one we expect to be a big success. The two week pre-order period for the Sony Tablet S will be a very exciting period for us to see how popular this tablet will be with our customers," said Mark Slater, category director at Dixons Retail.

While that might sound like a chance to get your hands on the new Honeycomb tablet before anyone else, don’t be fooled, it just means you can order it before anyone else. The Tablet S will still ship on the same day from other retailers.

The Sony S1 tablet, now called the Tablet S, will go on sale on the 23 September for £399.99 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, £499.99 for the 16GB 3G and Wi-Fi model, or £499.99 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only model.

Dixons told Pocket-lint that it is still looking at whether or not to stock the other Honeycomb Android tablet from Sony, the Tablet P.

The Sony Tablet S will be available in the UK exclusively from Sony Centres, Currys & PC World, and John Lewis.

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