As noted earlier, at a press event in Japan today, Sony announced two new tablets: S1 (codename), "optimized for rich media entertainment," and S2 (codename), "ideal for mobile communication and entertainment." The devices will be offered for sale this fall, and will run on Android 3.0 with WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) compatibility. From the press release:
S1 has a 9.4-inch display for enjoying the web and rich content on a large screen. Its off-center of gravity design realizes stability and ease of grip as well as a sense of stability and lightness, offering comfortable use for hours.
S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that can be folded for easy portability. In contrast to existing tablets, its unprecedented dual screen presentation and usability allows its displays to be combined and used as a large screen or for different functions such as playing video on one screen while showing control buttons on the other.
More details and a preview video at the Sony blog. And more images provided by Sony of the S1 and S2 below in this Boing Boing post. Click any image to view larger size.
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