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Sony building Android PlayStation gaming tablet?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2011 16:34 User comments (1)

Sony building Android PlayStation gaming tablet? According to Engadget, Sony is creating a PlayStation-certified Android gaming tablet, one that will be released in September.
The 9.4-inch tablet will run a customized Android 3.0, and is currently going by the internal codename "S1."

Sources speaking to the site say Sony has brought out an engineering team from their VAIO, Reader, PlayStation, and Sony Ericsson product groups for the product.

The tablet will focus on Qriocity, Sony's on-demand music, games, movie and ebook service. Additionally, the tablet will come preloaded with Sony PSX games, a Bravia Media Remote for HDTV integration and an IR port built-in.

Inside, the device is powered by a Tegra 2 dual-core processor and the tablet will feature 1280x800 resolution and dual cameras.

Finally, Engadget explains the "design" of the tablet which looks like the picture posted below:

The tablet's "wrap" design is meant to remind the owner of something personal in the way that it mimics an open paperback stuffed into the back pocket, or a magazine folded backward upon itself such that only a single page is visible to read. A design that also gives the tablet's display enough angle to comfortably touch-type when placed on a table. It also makes one-handed operation a bit less taxing on the wrist by shifting the center of gravity to the bulbous edge of the device.

Best of all, it won't be ridiculously expensive, as a Wi-Fi-only model will sell for $600.

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120.2.2011 2:23

Best of all, it won't be ridiculously expensive, as a Wi-Fi-only model will sell for $600.

Ah, music to my ears.

Still, it's hard to believe Sony would get into bed with Google/Android after the OtherOS BS on the PS3.

And good luck trying to find touch screens after Apple's "brilliant design innovation" of buying up the market to stifle competition. That's thinking outside the box Apple!

But it will be short lived as there will inevitably be a plethora of touchscreen factories soon as a result anyway. Bet they're already building them as I speak. Enjoy your window of monopoly while it lasts Crapple.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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