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Sony shows off S1 and S2 Honeycomb tablets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Apr 2011 21:44 User comments (10)

Sony shows off S1 and S2 Honeycomb tablets Sony has finally unveiled its much anticipated Honeycomb tablets today, dubbed the S1 and S2.
The S1 has a curved design which Sony says will make it much easier to carry (check first video) and the S2 is a clamshell with dual touchscreens.

At 9.4-inches, the S1 is comparable in size to the iPad 2, Xoom and Galaxy 10.1, and each device has a Tegra 2 dual-core SoC.

Each tablet has a customized UI and a "Swift" Web browser.

You can use the S1 as a touchscreen remote control thanks to built-in infrared.

The S2 has dual-5.5-inch screen with 1024x480 resolution. As seen in the video, the devices can be used for PSOne gaming, with full controls.

Each tablet is 3G and 4G-capable, support DLNA and are PlayStation-certified.

There was no word on release day or price, but expect prices between $500 and $700.



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10 user comments

126.4.2011 22:20

LOL....Like anyone is gonna give Sony their business after the PSM debacle?

226.4.2011 23:35

@DarthMopar think you would have to be very immature to do that. it will get fixed soon back to playing games.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Apr 2011 @ 23:36

326.4.2011 23:53

Unfortunately, there will still be Sony customers. A lot of people are of the mind that a major public issue forces a company to fix their methodology...this isn't the case with Sony, but people will think it is.

As for me, I would rather go without a smart phone than buy a Sony...and I wouldn't want one of their tablets if they were the best in the world (they don't seem to be). The S1 does not seem to be anything particularly special, and S2 gaming looks like it is not as good as a PSP.



427.4.2011 5:30

The sony good PR machine is in over drive at the moment, the problem is the webs full of message board and pretty darn annoyed users... its a losing battle lol... !!!

527.4.2011 8:08

I prefer the Asus Eee Transformer myself. That looks pretty groovy even though it could do with a usb port or two.

EDIT:
Having said that I did just buy a e-ink NOOK from the States.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Apr 2011 @ 11:52

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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627.4.2011 14:27

....On second thoughts I don't mind the folding one, shame it can only do PS1 games. As can the other one. Wonder what else the incompetent reportage got wrong?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

727.4.2011 19:31

IMO. I have always thought that sony pc's were filled with too much bloatware, were prone to driver issues and their design was too focused on making them stylish looking, which is not important to me. I don't think their tv's can compete with the likes of samsung, lg or others. As bad ass as the playstation 3's capabilities are, I didn't get one b/c I couldn't afford it, the developers were shy about producing games for it at first and the majority of titles I was interested in were offered on xbox anyway; looks like I made the right decision when staying away from it. Ever since buying the playstation one and a minidisc walkman (many many years ago) I haven't bought a single sony product. Looks like it'll stay that way for another many many years! ha. It's too bad to; I really like how the ngp is supposed to turn out and wouldn't mind having a smartphone with game controls like the xperia play.

827.4.2011 21:36

I don't wanna accidentally get sued, so I'm staying away from these tablets...

928.4.2011 0:22

Originally posted by shortybob:
I don't wanna accidentally get sued, so I'm staying away from these tablets...
Android is a form of linux...what do you do when Sony removes linux support? There is no GameOS to fall back on.


1028.4.2011 6:02

Easy there killer..... :-p

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