Sony Tablet S & Tablet P (S1 / S2) First Look

Today at a press event in Tokyo Sony unveiled their first major foray into the tablet market, the S1 and S2 Both tablets are powered by Android 3

0 Honeycomb and have some very unique features The first is the S1 which has a design similar to a folded magazine giving it a very thin profile up until the top of the device where it tapers out nicely It sports the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, a 94 inch 1280×800 touch screen display as well as both front and rear facing cameras The S1 also will be a PlayStation Certified tablet making it a big player in the gaming market and allowing you to play a wide variety of PlayStation 1 games

The S1 has a fairly heavily customized UI on top of Honeycomb dubbed the “Quick and Smooth” UI along with a “Swift” browser that helps speed up browsing on slower connections The second tablet is the S2 which features a folding dual screen design With a pair of 55 inch 1024×480 touch screen displays this looks to be a very interesting compromise between a smaller 7 inch tablet for portability and a larger 10 inch tablet for more screen real estate The S2 seems to be a bit more focused on ereading with a UI that draws inspiration from a book with the dual screen layout being utilized well for email, reading and more

It also shares the same Tegra 2 chip as well as a pair of cameras Both the S1 and S2 have Wi-Fi connectivity along with 3G and 4G support although on what carriers remains to be seen Overall these look like a pair of impressive tablets out of Sony and they will be available worldwide this Autumn So what do you think? Do you like the S1? The dual screened S2? Or neither? Be sure to let me know in the comments below

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