In a market riddled with similar slates, no one's going to accuse Sony of adopting a copycat tablet strategy. First the company released the Tablet S, a tablet seemingly inspired by a folded-back magazine, and now comes the Tablet P, which draws its design from some combination of a Nintendo 3DS and a Kyocera Echo. We’ve been hearing about the Tablet P for more than a year, originally as the Tablet S2, and now it’s finally available: the clamshell device has two 5.5-inch displays, a Tegra 2 processor, dual cameras, Android 3.2, and data connectivity through AT&T's HSPA+ network. It's available for $399.99 with a two-year AT&T contract, or $549.99 contract-free (oddly, there’s even a $5 / month discount on your data bill if you don’t get a contract).

Sony's doing things very differently with the Tablet P, but is it fixing what wasn’t broken? Or does the new form factor solve a design problem we didn't know tablets had? Read on to find out if two screens really is better than one.