Sony’s ready to take on the market with its two new tablets, which both run on Android. The rumors have been flying around since earlier this year, but it was only yesterday that the electronics giant formally announced that they are launching the products.
Dubbed S1 and S2, the two tablets have marked differences. The S1 has a 9.4-inch screen and has two cameras: one in the back and one in the front. As with the iPad 2, I just can’t help but wonder why anyone would want to use a “large” device as a camera. Do you really want to look like a moron taking pictures with an almost 10-inch thing in your hand?
Cameras aside, the S1 got positive reviews from PCWorld. According to Martyn Williams, who has had a hands on experience with the device, the S1 is lighter than it looks and feels natural to hold due to the wedge design. His only gripe is that the icons didn’t seem to work every now and then.
As for the S2, it does not really look like a tablet, as you can see. The clam-shell design incorporates two screens which are both 5.5 inches. I don’t know about you, but it reminds me of the Nintendo DS. I am pretty sure that this does way more than that nifty little gaming device. The screens have 1,024 x 480 pixel displays and a camera as well.
Oh, and for gamers, there is good news – both tablets are PlayStation certified. I wouldn’t be surprised if Android game developers will be churning out interesting stuff in the near future.
The announcement didn’t include anything regarding more specs or pricing schemes, but we should hear more about the details soon.