Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sony S1 and S2 Android Tablets

No manufacturer wants to be left out of the "Tablet revolution", and Sony is preparing not one, but two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets - and both offer interesting features.

The Sony S1 has a 9.4" screen and is based on Tegra 2, and you'll be able to use it as a remote control thanks to its embedded IR port.

As for the Sony S2, it offers a foldable design with two 5.5" (1024 x 480) screens, which will certainly come in handy for anyone wanting a tablet that can be carried around in a compact format.

Both sport a modified UI designed by Sony - which makes my wonder when will Google start enforcing their "Android look and feel" policy, if ever!

These Sony S1 and S2 should be launched later this year, but if they really cost $600 and $700 as rumoured... it will be a tough sell compared to other Tegra 2 tablets that are available at nearly half as much.
(The Asus Eee Pad Transformer being one of them!)

1 comment:

  1. Clearly, it’s too early to peg Sony’s S1 and S2 as either successes or failures. By fall, the tablet market will have matured, and it’s highly likely Honeycomb will have as well. Assuming that does happen, Sony is at least lining up its devices to be ready, and doing its best to make sure the factors that are under its control are taken care of.


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