Sony Gets Unique With Tablet Design, Android 3.0 Tablets Unveiled

Posted on 26. Apr, 2011 by in Tablets

Sony S1 and S2 tabletsHave you gotten bored with the monotonous slate design of most current tablets? Then you should know that Sony has unveiled their first two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets today, each with a unique and purposeful design.

The Sony Tablet S1 will be the more traditionally styled tablet with its slate design and the Sony Tablet S2 will be the first of its kind.

Sony S1 tablet 04Even though the 9.4-inch S1 bears the common slate design it has its own character with a special wedge design on its side that was crafted to improve comfort when being held.

Sony S2 tablet 03Now the S2 with its dual 1,024 x 480 resolution 5.5-inch touch screens and clamshell design this model is designed to be portable and functional. The tablet as demoed by Sony rep. Kunimasa Suzuki can fit easily into a jacket pocket. The dual screens, with the custom Sony UI tweaks for Android 3.0, can be leveraged during gaming (game on one screen and controller on the other), reading eBooks or e-mail (split screen use).

Sony S2 tablet 05Sony states that both the S1 and S2 will have gaming as one of the strong selling points, PlayStation certification is included with both which means PlayStation Suite games for Android will be available for either device. Recent survey results released by Google owned Ad Mob showed that gaming was the main tablet use for tablet owners.

Sony S1 tablet 06But gaming isn’t going to be the only selling point for the tablets. The Sony S1 and S2 will both have access to the new Qriocity music and video services natively and the tablets will have wireless content streaming to HDTVs using DLNA. And Sony has given the S1 tablet infrared support so it can control your HDTV as well as other components like Blu-ray players too.

Right now Sony states both tablets will be powered by the 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core SoC, cameras (front and rear on S1 but only rear on S2) and Wi-Fi and WAN (3G/4G) connections will be supported. The tablets will also not have stock Android 3.0 but will in actuality have UI customizations on top, which Sony state will offer an enhanced experience for users of their particular devices.

The Sony S1 and S2 tablets will be coming this Fall but right now Sony doesn’t have a price for either device.

Below you can watch footage from the live announcement presented by IDG news, and a gallery of stock photos for both tablets is ready beneath the video.

[Sony] via [Engadget]

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8 Responses to “Sony Gets Unique With Tablet Design, Android 3.0 Tablets Unveiled”

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