Sony Announces Two New Honeycomb Tablets: S1 and S2

Sony Announces Two New Honeycomb Tablets: S1 and S2

No surprise here! It’s been a long time waiting, for Sony to step into the tablet PC world and finally they have. Remember Sony’s Howard Stringer had confirmed that they would come out with tablets by this Summer? At last they have, and the tablets in question actually look great. Sony announced the tablets S1 and S2 at a Press Event earlier today that was taking place in Tokyo and said that they’ve been working on these tablets from a long time. Both of the tablets are being run on the latest Android tablet OS, Honeycomb 3.0 and have pretty good designs. As the designs go, it was obvious that Sony will be creative enough to create some really different and unique ones. The S1 is a single screen tablet whereas the S2 is a dual screen foldable one. These are not the official names of the tablet, but rather just codenames that Sony has given them for now.

Sony S1 and S2

Sony has included some common features for both these tablets and also added them to the Playstation Network with PlaystationSuite. The common features include the new and tablet oriented ‘Quick and Smooth’ user interface and the new Swift browser for easy web browsing. Both are Qriocity enabled, Sony’s personal network platform, which enables devices to interconnect and interact with each other. You can see in the above picture of both the tablets that they aren’t very slim, but the designs are something new and unique. Specially the design of the S2, with the foldable screens and the curved back is something different. Even the S1 has a curved back that, according to Sony, provides better grip while using.

“Sony Tablet” is equipped with the latest Android 3.0 which is designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. Both tablets are WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible and users can not only browse the internet or check e-mail but they can also smoothly access digital content including videos, games and books through Sony’s premium network services and more, on-the-go at any time.

SONY S1 Tablet Specifications:

Sony S1

These are the official specifications as per the press release, complete specifications will be known once the tablet is launched.

  • A 9.4 inch touch screen display
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 Chipset
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • New ‘Quick and Smooth’ touch UI
  • Infrared for Remote Control
  • Cameras
  • Wi-Fi and 3G/4G compatibility

SONY S2 Tablet Specifications:

Sony S2

The Sony S2, hope they come up with a better name, has a foldable design and both the displays work in unison. It may be annoying for some as there is a seam that separates the two displays, which when watching videos or gaming will be a slight problem. If  you don’t mind that, then this tablet is something you can add to your list of ‘Want to buy’!!

  • Dual 5.5 inch touchscreen displays, working as one
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 Chipset
  • Dual Cameras
  • Custom Book Styled interface while reading e-books and Keyboard on one screen and e-mail on another while mailing/messaging etc.
  • Wi-Fi and 3G/4G compatibility

Sony has also released an official video for both the devices, although they are quite short and don’t reveal much about the tablets. Watch the video after the break.

Sony has announced that both the S1 and the S2  tablets will be available by this fall, but there has been no word on the pricing. We can expect it to be a little pricey as it’s Sony, and they have this weird rule of making everything expensive to buy. Click on the source link to read more on the press release.

[ Source: Sony ]

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