Sony’s S1 Android-powered tablet is a device we first heard about in February. Since then, more details have popped up a few times, yet the tablet has so far remained quite elusive. That’s set to change since, according to Engadget, Sony will make it available in the US in early September.
That’s not all. It turns out that it won’t be sold as the Sony S1, but will be called Sony Tablet S for some reason. The Tablet S will ship running Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and will probably get updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich once it comes out. The tablet will have a 9.4-inch touchscreen with the rather unusual (for the Android world, at least) resolution of 1280×768. It’s also got two cameras, one 5 MP rear unit and another 3 MP cam for video conferencing up front.
The Sony Tablet S will come with a built-in IR blaster which will allow you to control many, if not all of the devices in your home that have an IR sensor. Thanks to DLNA, it will also be able to ‘throw’ media at other compatible hardware, and there will be some PlayStation-certified gaming as well. Alongside games, Sony will preinstall its very own movie, music, and book services.
The Sony Tablet S may cost $599, although that’s not an officially confirmed price, as Sony has stayed mum on the issue so far. Anyway, with the launch just weeks away, we’re bound to find out pretty soon.
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