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Say the word “tablet” today and you probably picture something like this. Even back in 2011 –the origin year for today’s deep dive into nostalgia– the word conjured up a big slab, not an oversized eyeglass case. But the latter is just what we got with the Sony Tablet P, a bizarre foldable mobile device that better resembled a palmtop computer than any “tablet” I’d ever seen.

It was weird – but that’s just why I liked it. The Sony Tablet P was the first review device I ever requested (and the first of many I never received). Three years later, thanks to eBay, I finally got the chance to go hands-on with the strange amalgam of pocket netbook and jumbo clamshell. And, well … it sure is something.

Wanna hear more? Join us for the latest Pocketnow Throwback review. And if you were one of the few owners of the Sony Tablet P (proud or otherwise), share your own experience down in the comments!

Sony Tablet P Throwback Review

Hungry for more techno-nostalgia? Check out our Throwback Reviews of the Dell Venue Pro, HTC G1 and Sony CLIE PEG-NR70 … and tune in to the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, where we talk old times, all the time. 

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