As previously rumored, two new tablet PCs are coming from Sony, both proudly carrying the “Playstation Certified” label. Currently codenamed S1 and S2, both devices are Wi-Fi enabled and 3G compatible, with a Tegra 2 processor and front/rear facing cameras. The S1 features a traditional open-face design with a 9.4 inch screen, while S2 will have a clam-shell design with two, 5.5 inch screens.
“‘Sony Tablet’ delivers an entertainment experience where users can enjoy cloud-based services on-the-go at any time,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, deputy president of Sony’s consumer products & services group. “We’re aiming to create a new lifestyle by integrating consumer hardware, including ‘Sony Tablet’ with content and network.”
“Android 3.0 is a new version of the Android platform with a new holographic user interface that is designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets,” said Google’s Andy Rubin, senior VP of mobile development. “I’m excited about the ‘Sony Tablet’ as it will further spur the development of applications and network offerings which users are looking for.”