It has been a long time coming but it is finally here with Sony announcing the S1 and S2 Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablets. They lived up to that hint from Sony Chief Exec Sir Howard Stringer and upped it by announcing two tablets. Sony has been a late player in the increasingly over expanding tablet market but they seem to be strongly intent on making their mark with these Honeycomb models.

Finally, a Sony Tablet

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The S1 sports a 9.1-inch screen with the tablet being of an “off-center” shape making it easier to hold. The tablet also features dual cameras – one at the front and one at the back along with a Tegra 2 SoC (System on Chip) which can enable HD content playback. Other features of the S1 include an IR port for AV controls and DLNA support.

Innovative design

Innovative design

The Sony S2 is a one of a kind tablet with its foldable design and has a dual 5.5-inch screen with 1024 x 480 pixel displays. This tablet as well features Tegra 2 SoC and a camera. An interesting aspect of the S2 is that both screens can be used independently by viewing video games on one screen and showing control buttons on the other.

Dual Screens, wonder how that will work out

Dual Screens, wonder how that will work out

Very little information is provided regarding the technical specifications of the tablets though we know that they are both focused on Sony’s  Qriocity platform hence being PlayStation Certified and able to play all PlayStation titles meant for Android platform. With Qurocity, users are also able to integrate video, music, eBooks and various other services. The tablets also have Wi-Fi and 3G / 4G connectivity.


Awesome PlayStation quality graphics

Awesome PlayStation quality graphics (Image sourced from PSP2Roundup)

As you can see in the image above the S2 tablet in game mode showcases all relevant PSP style gaming controls in a virtual gamepad style display. Calling all you portable gamers! What's your take on this?

No word on availability or cost of the new tablets is out, however from earlier reports we believe that the S1 will be priced at Rs. 26,800 and the S2 will be available for Rs. 31,300.

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