Sony has revealed this week their first move into the tablet computer market. At a Tokyo event the electronics giant introduced their first two Android 3.0 tablets – the S1 and the S2 dual screen tablet.
“The first is the Qriocity-focused 9.4-inch S1 media tablet with both front- and rear-facing cameras and a curved wrap design that resembles a folded magazine. The S1 features a Tegra 2 SoC and customized “Quick and Smooth” touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser. It can also be used as a remote control for Sony gear thanks to integrated infrared.
The second tablet is the dual-screen S2 clamshell with its pair of 5.5-inch 1,024 x 480 pixel displays, Tegra 2 SoC, and camera. While it sounds bulky, Kunimasa Suzuki just pulled the hinged tablet from his jacket pocket on stage. Sony takes advantage of the two screens with a custom book-style UI layout for its e-reader app, split keyboard and messaging displays for email, and split display and game controllers for PS One gaming. Both the S1 and S2 are PlayStation Certified, support DLNA, and are WiFi and 3G/4G “compatible” according to Sony.”
Prices have not been announced yet, but are expected to be between 600USD and 700 USD respectively. In terms of design Sony usually brings out appealing product, which is also clearly the case here. Now we just have to see if they manage to go against the iPad in any way with these devices.
Check out the video on the two new Sony tablets here below.
More views of the S1 and S2 tablets follow after the jump.