According to Apple 2011 is the year of iPad 2 but some tech pundits are calling it the year of ‘iPad 2 Clone’ as every company wants to jump in and capture the tablet market share.
Today Sony unveiled their tablets running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) called S1 and S2. The tablets are expected to be available starting from fall 2011 onwards. Sony aims to target different market segments by introducing two models. S1 will be optimized for media entertainment, and S2, for mobile communication and entertainment.
Sony Tablet is equipped with the latest Android 3.0, which is designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. Both tablets are Wi-Fi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible and users can not only browse the Internet or check e-mail but they can also access digital content including videos, games and books through Sony’s premium network services and more, on-the-go at any time
The S1 model has a 9.4-inch display while S2 has a dual screen 5.5 inch display. The devices will be able to access Sony’s online Qriocity store for audio, video and eBooks. Both tablets will support WiFi and cellular networks as connectivity options.
S1 will also support infrared transmitter which will enable users to control gadgets like your television. You will also be able to stream content from your tablet over WiFi using consumer electronics networking standard, DLNA. In addition to these features ‘Sony Tablet’ will also be playstation certified which will enable it to run first generation PlayStation titles.[via Engadget]