Sony made it official in Tokyo, disclosing two new tablet designs that will run Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" software and have access to PlayStation content. The Japanese company said in a brief statement that it is "developing two tablets," including the S1 which is "optimized for media entertainment" and the S2 (both codenames), aimed at "mobile communication and entertainment."
Sony S1 & S2 Tablets
The tablets, with the official moniker of "Sony Tablet," will become available worldwide starting in the fall.
The S1 has a 9.4-inch display, while the S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that can be "folded," Sony said. The screens on the S2 can be used together as one large screen to browse websites, or separately--for example, checking email on one and using the other as a soft keyboard.
Both tablets will be equipped with the Android 3.0 operating system and be WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible. Sony will also offer access to content via its Qriocity music and movie services and the PlayStation Suite, a framework for downloading and buying PlayStation content on Android tablets.