The Sony S1 and S2 aren’t exactly the best kept secret out there. Everyone knows they are coming, we just don’t know when or what the specs are. Some of that will change as some specs are emerging for the sleek looking tablets that are currently in testing and development. Here is the description of the specs known so far.
According to the source, both the S1 and the S2 will be available in 16GB and 32GB models. The S1, which seems to be the better of the two tablets, will have both a Wi-Fi-only model and a Wi-Fi plus 3G model. The S2, however, will be available with Wi-Fi only.
The S1 is said to sport a 9.4-inch IPS display, just 0.3 inches smaller than Apple’siPad, with TruBlack and Bravia display technologies. The device will also feature a full-sized SD card slot, with battery life “comparable to the iPad 2.” That’s around 10 hours while surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching movies, or listening to music; and around 9 hours while surfing the web using a 3G data connection.
As for accessories, a dock and at least one wireless Bluetooth keyboard, which will clip to the bottom of the device when not in use, is planned for the S1.
The S2 is the smaller of the two tablets, featuring two 5.5-inch displays that fold together when closed. Both devices are said to be PlayStation certified and will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, with a custom interface that features some of Sony’s existing services like Qriocity.
One thing we don’t know is how much ram the machines have and I see no mention of usb connectivity or hdmi capabilities. Those details will emerge soon as the duo of tablets are set to go on sale in Europe in September. No word on a US release date yet. My question to you is how do you feel about another tablet with seemingly the same specs as the others? Has Sony already hurt its relationship with Android users because of failphones like the xperia x10 and the lack of support for the playstation phone?
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