Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sony to release 9.4 inch new tablet

Sony is finally following the tablet market. They are planning to release a new 9.4 inch tablet named S1 which will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Though they have not revealed any detail for this but they are planning to unveil this by the end of Q3 of 2011.

The S1 will come with Playstation One games preloaded and it will be PlayStation Suite-certified. It will allow S1 to interact with many other forms of PlayStation media. Engadget has spotted this new device, which will totallybe focused on Qriocity, a new Sony service for music, games, e-books and video on demand.

The device is expected to have a wrapped design which will mimic the effect of an open magazine. It has an uninterrupted, glossy black surface and silver in sides. The other expected features include a Tegra 2 processor, front and rear facing cameras with 1280/800 pixel resolution. It also features with a USB port. The device may have a "Q" control which jumps to the Qriocity service.

Sony has not revealed the exact price but the tablet will not come cheap. The targeted price of Sony S1 is $599 which is $100 more than the Wi-Fi iPad.

Apple, HTC, Samsung, Dell have already entered the tablet market. So now we have to see how Sony will build their tablet, and how it will attract the consumer. 
Source: Siliconindia

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