Sony has announced the “Sony Tablet.” Sony is developing two tablets including S1 (codename) which is “optimized for rich media entertainment” and S2 (codename) which is intended for “mobile communication and entertainment.” “Sony Tablet” will become available in the global market starting in fall 2011.
“Sony Tablet” is equipped with Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
MacDailyNews Take: You know, because Sony doesn’t have their own OS and because Honeycomb is so great in Motorola’s Xoom. 😕
Both tablets are WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible.
S1 has a 9.4-inch display. Sony claims the S1’s “off-center of gravity design realizes stability and ease of grip as well as a sense of stability and lightness, offering comfortable use for hours.” S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that can be folded for portability.
“‘Sony Tablet’ delivers an entertainment experience where users can enjoy cloud-based services on-the-go at any time. We’re aiming to create a new lifestyle by integrating consumer hardware, including ‘Sony Tablet’ with content and network,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, Corporate Executive, SVP, and Deputy President of Consumer Products & Services Group, in the press release.
“Sony Tablets” are intended to use the Sony’s “Qriocity” music and video service, Sony’s “PlayStation Suite” (first generation PlayStation titles) for games, and Sony’s “Reader Store” for digital reading devices.
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