While the market is flooded with Android tablets Sony plans to take a different path with two entertainment tablets, the S1 and S2. To lay hands on these tablets, users will have to wait till the end of the year when Sony plans to start shipping them around the world.
Sony S1 is a 9.4 inch tablet with a curved top, much like a folded magazine, which makes it easy to handle for longer hours. The S2 is a dual screen clamshell design tablet aimed particularly at people looking for both mobility and usability. Both devices use Nvidia Tegra 2 processors and run a customised version of Android 3.0 operating system.
Both devices will feature the PlayStation suite which will enable them to download and play PS certified content.
There is not much difference between the two tablets as far as functionality and hardware go.
S1 and S2 will come with integrated support for Sony’s Qriocity service that allows streaming of multimedia content to various Sony devices like Bravia, playstation etc. Along with that, both tablets will also be Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, which will help users play multimedia content from the tablet on a DLNA capable display such as a TV. S1 will also be compatible with a Sony remote control that will work on a number of Sony devices.
The company has kept pricing details under wraps till now but looking at the ever growing competition, these tablets are expected to be competitively priced.