Sony’s tablets out this fall

The S1 and S2 are Sony's take on tablets. Both come equipped with Nvidia Tegra 2 processors and boast unique designs

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Sony’s tablets out this fall Sony's upcoming tablets codenamed S1 and S2 are set to be released this fall
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  July 19, 2011

Sony will officially enter the tablet market this fall season with the launch of two devices, codenamed S1 and S2. The company has publicly discussed plans to try and get to the number two spot, behind Apple, in the tablet market.

The S1 and S2 have been designed to stand apart from other tablets currently available in the market. The former device has a 9.4-inch screen that can be turned and angled so that it is easier to type on. The design allows the device to be folded - similar to a magazine - with one side bulkier than the other.

The S2 sports a smaller dual screen, clamshell tablet design with each screen measuring 5.5-inches. It has a rear facing camera and should be able to fit into most jacket pockets.

The S1 and S2 will both come with WiFi, 3G and 4G connectivity and will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. Sony will also preload its PlayStation Suite and will target gamers looking for portable gaming with the S2.

Both tablets include micro-USB but ditch HDMI connectivity in favour of DLNA. The S1 and S2 will run on Android Honeycomb and will compete with devices such as Motorola's Xoom, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

Sony also confirmed that its tablets will be able to interact with its range of Bravia LCD TVs.

2317 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Sony is late entrant in a saturated market and intends to achieve # position after Apple.
Tablets are have become a thin margin market, how does Sony intends to fund its late marketing ?

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