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Sony S1 and S2 tablet will probably be available by the begining of September

2 August 2011 by
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The Sony S1 and Sony S2 are the first Android tablets from the Japanese company. They are both expected to be available within a month

Sony Tablet S1 S2

Sony is one of the few electronic manufactures which has not released a tablet. In one month time this might change. The Sony S1 and S2 was announced in April earlier this year and now some more details has been revealed. The S1 has conventional tablet form factor with a 9.4 inch display while the S2 is a foldable model with two 5.5 inch displays. Both models will be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS.

Cnet sources has learned that the Sony S1 will be available in four variants:

  • 16 GB Wi-Fi only
  • 16 GB Wi-Fi and 3G
  • 32 GB Wi-Fi only
  • 32 GB Wi-Fi and 3G

Additional Sony S1 storage can be expanded with SD memory card. S1s 9.4 inch display is of IPS type and it has the Sony Bravia and TruBlack technologies.

The Sony S2 will be available in a 16 GB and 32 GB models. Both S2 variants will have Wi-Fi and 3G.

Sony is expected to launch the tables before the worlds consumer electronic show in Europe, the IFA 2011 in Berlin which opens on September 2nd

One the left side of the Sony S1 we see power button, volume and reset keys. And is that a speaker to the left?
Unique tablet design by Sony
On the Sony S1 backside, we see the main camera at the top, a PlayStation certified sticker and a memory card slot at the bottom of the picture
Sony S1 tablet will have a 9.4 inch display
Seems like the S1 will have a TimeScape like functionality seen here as a Favorites for social feeds

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tan_aniki3 years, 2 months ago
"Sony is one of the few electronic manufactures which has not released a table."
So which electronic manufactures released a "table"?
LOL
tranced3 years, 2 months ago
You know it's a typo and it can be fixed.
goldenface3 years, 2 months ago
Very nice devices but I'm trying to weigh up if I would rather have this or a laptop.
The only Pro's I can see are apps and portability but I'm definitely gonna try the S1 when it surfaces.
goldenface3 years, 2 months ago
Nice to see that there may be keyboards and peripherals available, according to techradar
goldenface3 years, 1 month ago
Had a play with one of these in the Sony Store yesterday - very nice to hold, the magazine design really makes it a lot easier to handle. I thought the screen could be brighter but that might just be the settings, however, all in all I was impressed.
The 3G version will be available well before Christmas I was told.
Bonovox3 years ago
Bonovox3 years ago
I had a play with one today very slick indeed. In Curry's Blacks store Birmingham with hundreds of sexy gadgets
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Tsepz_GP3 years ago

On 2011-08-02 18:42:58, goldenface wrote:
Very nice devices but I'm trying to weigh up if I would rather have this or a laptop.
The only Pro's I can see are apps and portability but I'm definitely gonna try the S1 when it surfaces.

As a Galaxy Tab10.1v user for the past 3months or so ill tell you now, this will NOT replace a laptop, my mother made the same mistake when getting her iPad, she thought she wouldn't need her laptop and gave it away, she's now bought another one.
These tablets can't replace a fully blown desktop OS that you get in a laptop, BUT they are a fantastic go-between your smartphone and laptop, I use my laptop a lot less now, only use it for uni assignments and backing up media, the tablet is used for web browsing, movies, music, social networking and reading books, when I'm at home, the phone works as an extension of my tablet when I'm at home, then when I'm out I use it for browsing etc...when I don't have my tablet with me.
Great thing about these tablets is the incredible battery life they give, my smartphone and latop put together couldn't last as long as my tab, it is just amazing battery life, two days of hard use is what I get.
I'd say go for it, but don't expect it to total replace your laptop.
Bonovox3 years ago
This Sony was nice but I have played with a few tablets & some tend to lag quite a bit
goldenface3 years ago
Thanks Tsepz_GP.
I'd come to the conclusion that it would not replace my laptop - I'd probably use it more for reading and a sort of second TV but the laptop form-factor works better for me.

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