The S1 and S2 Android Honeycomb Tablets from Sony
by Mark R
Sony has just unveiled some interesting tablets that can do Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and Qriocity media suite that integrates music, video, ebook, as well as other services. They look very different than most tablets.
One of the most interesting is the S2, which is the tablet with two screens and a hinge down the middle. The screens are at 1,024 x 480 resolution, and they can be used as two individual screens, or one. This sounds exciting for those that want to multitask, and I can imagine it will come in handy for the keyboard. With the hinge, the S2 could work like a laptop.
As far as the S1 is concerned, it has a 9.4 inch screen (1200 x 800 resolution), and an “off-center of gravity design” that makes it easier to hold. The S1 has access to the Playstation Suite games and can work with Sony Bravia’s line, along with DLNA support. As for memory, it has 32 GB and 512 MB of RAM.
So far, there is no word of any price an availability. I realize that the tablet market is getting more and more flooded every day, and these tablets might not get any notice any more than another new e-reader. I suppose that we will see, but I can’t wait to get my hands on them, especially the S2.