Sony has just announced a pair of Honeycomb Android 3.0 tablets.
The first is the Qriocity-focused 9.4-inch S1 media tablet with both front- and rear-facing cameras and a curved wrap design that resembles a folded magazine. The S1 features a Tegra 2 SoC and customized “Quick and Smooth” touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser. It can also be used as a remote control for Sony gear thanks to integrated infrared.
Information on the S1′s specs is (perhaps wisely) omitted, except that it has a Tegra 2 insde — which should enable HD content playback. It’s got an IR port for AV controls, and of course works well with Sony’s Bravia line; DLNA support is there as well, naturally. It’s got access to the Playstation Suite games (there’s even a Playstation logo on the back), which might be fun to throw on your big screen (though PS1 games haven’t aged well). I’d guess the screen is 1280×800 and you’re looking at 512MB of RAM and 32GB inside, though.
The second tablet is the dual-screen S2 clamshell with its pair of 5.5-inch 1,024 x 480 pixel displays, Tegra 2 SoC, and camera. While it sounds bulky, Kunimasa Suzuki just pulled the hinged tablet from his jacket pocket on stage. Sony takes advantage of the two screens with a custom book-style UI layout for its e-reader app, split keyboard and messaging displays for email, and split display and game controllers for PS One gaming. Both the S1 and S2 are PlayStation Certified, support DLNA, and are WiFi and 3G/4G “compatible” according to Sony.
I’ve never been within spitting distance of it, personally, and chances are this is a totally new implementation anyway, so again, let’s wait until we get a hands-on.
No pricing or availability information was mentioned, according to sources back in February Sony was considering a $599 MSRP on the S1 while the S2 would likely come in at $699. Still no word on theWindows 7 slider but with the other two leaks official, it’s now only a matter of time.