Sony Entering the Tablet Wars.
Sony made it official today in Tokyo, disclosing two new tablet designs that will run Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” software and have access to PlayStation content.
It is “developing two tablets,” including the S1 which is “optimized for media entertainment” and the S2, aimed at “mobile communication and entertainment.” 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. And e-book content will be available from the Sony Reader Store.