These have been on the cards for a while and today Sony made an official announcement at a press event in Tokyo, codenaming them ‘S1’ and ’S2’. Both tablets will be running the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS and are dripping with the usual Sony elegance. The S1 has a 9.4” screen, a Tegra2 processor and a unique “folded” design resembling a magazine page (which can just be seen in the main image) that promises to provide extra comfort and stability.
The S1 will be the media powerhouse while the S2 will offer a more portable, ‘mobile experience’ with a custom Android skin set over two 5.5” touchscreens and a unique clamshell design. Both devices will have support for DLNA, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, come PlayStation Certified and offer support for Sony’s Qriocity service for accessing music and video media content. Let’s hope Sony can get the PlayStation Network back up and running in time for the release..
Of course it’s too early to put a price on this pair although we would expect Sony’s usual premium computing price tag for style and design alone