Sony Confirms Its S1 Tablet is a Playstation Tablet

Sony announced a while back a couple of tablet computers, the S1 and S2, and showed off a few photos of the pair. One is a flat, regular single-screen tablet, while the other is a clamshell-shaped two-screen affair that looks a bit like the Nintendo DS. At the time, Sony didn’t give many details about the two devices, but photos suggested that at least the S1 would be a Playstation-branded device.

Seems that speculation was true, according to a story from Engadget, because Sony has announced that the S1 will, in fact, be its “Playstation tablet.” The new name of the device is the Sony Playstation Tablet S, and it’ll not only include the Playstation branding, it’ll also be a Playstation Suite certified device, just like the Vita and several other tablets.

Playstation Suite, of course, is Sony’s Playstation game-downloading platform that’s not yet available. Only certified devices are able to carry the Playstation Suite, Sony has said, to make sure that gaming on them will be top-notch. Players will also be able to compete against one another across PS Suite devices.

Here’s a quote from The Escapist’s story: “The new Sony PlayStation Tablet S (yes, that mouthful is the official name) will sport a 9.4-inch display, a decent 1280×768 resolution, two cameras, and the ability to ‘provide seamless access and control of all devices in the home thanks to integrated WiFi, DLNA-compatibility, and an IR blaster.’”

No word on the official price point, although Engadget previously heard $599, or whether that dual-screen S2 will also be a Playstation device, though it seems like, yes, probably it will be.

Via The Escapist.

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