Details are still pretty sparse but Sony have finally announced their entry into the iPad competition space with two new Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets imaginatively named S1 and S2. What is far more imaginative, though, is the styling.
The S1 is a 9.4″ single screen tablet, but unlike all the slabs from Apple, Samsung, and Motorola it does not take its inspiration from the iPhone. Its gravity is off centre and it is designed from the outset to be held in one hand, just as most users actually use the devices.
The S2 comes packing two 5.5″ screens, so many are calling this the successor to Microsoft’s Courier proof of concept which sadly never made it to production lines. These screens can show different content or act as a single larger screen when laid flat.
Both will be WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) enabled and also have access to networked content via Sony’s Qriocity Music and Video Services as well as PlayStation Suite and the Sony Reader Store. No specs on screen resolution or technology or the ARM chip powering these devices, but we’re hoping for something like the dual-core 2GHz ones Samsung has in the works.