Sony Working on S1, a 9.4-inch Android Tablet with Honeycomb?

Sony Ericsson, now claiming the honor of being the only major Android OEM that doesn’t have a tablet announced, may actually have something up its sleeve after all. Engadget published an exclusive earlier today that reveals a Android Honeycomb tablet is in the works for Sony Ericsson and is codenamed S1.

According to the rumor, it is planned for a September launch and the WiFi only version would likely sell for $599, just $100 more than the WiFi iPad.

Here’s what we have heard about this tablet so far:

  • Runs a customized version of Honeycomb
  • 9.4-inch tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Tegra 2 CPU
  • Front/rear cameras
  • USB-A port for thumb drives or other media devices
  • IR port to offer control for several devices
  • An interesting “wrap” design meant to mimic something personal like a folded magazine in your pocket
  • Playstation Certified
  • Sony PS One games preloaded
  • Bravia Media Remote
  • Access to Qriocity, Sony’s media on demand service

For a rumor about a tablet that wouldn’t see the market until September, it sure is well spec’d out already.

Author: Brad Molen

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