Sony unleashes new Android S1 and S2 tablets
No, it's not Sony Ericsson but Japanese manufacturer, Sony. Even though Sony Ericsson has recently launched their Xperia smartphones, including the Xperia Play (or formerly known as the PlayStation phone), Sony has announced their new S1 and S2 Android tablets.
Sony Corporation has announced their “Sony Tablet” that aim to deliver the perfect combination of hardware, content and network with seamless usability for a high-quality, engaging entertainment experience. The company is developing two tablets with unprecedented design, including S1 which is optimised for rich media entertainment and S2 which is ideal for mobile communication and entertainment. (Note that S1 and S2 are codenames of the tablets). Both tablets are scheduled to be available in the global market starting in fall 2011.
The S1 and S2 are equipped with the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, designed for devices with large screen sizes, especially tablets. Both tablets are Wi-Fi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible and users can browse the web, check emails as well as access digital content including videos, games and books through Sony’s premium network services and more, anywhere at any time.
The S1 sports a 9.4-inch display for enjoying the web and rich content on a large screen. Its off-center of gravity design offers stability and ease of grip as well as portability, offering comfortable use for hours.
The S2 features two 5.5-inch displays that can be folded for easy portability. In contrast to existing tablets, its dual screen presentation and usability allows its displays to be combined and used as a large screen or for different functions including playing video on one screen while showing control buttons on the other.