Posted on April 26, 2011, Phil Owen Sony Announces Two Playstation Tablets
At a media event in Tokyo early this morning, Sony announced a pair of tablets that will carry the Playstation branding, as has been rumored. It might sound weird to announce two tablets, but they’re very different from each other, as you can see from the images above.
OK, the rundown: the single screen tablet is the Sony S1. It has a 9″ screen. The clamshell tablet is the S2, and its two screens are 5.5″ each. Both tablets will run on Android 3.0, support wifi, 3G and 4G, have access to all online Sony things like Qriocity and the book store and carry the Playstation Suite. Oh, and they’ll do goofy social networking things.
The S2 is intriguing because when you want to play games on it, the bottom screen turns into a controller, while the top screen will have the game stuff. If you want to know what that looks like, scroll down to the bottom of the Wall Street Journal’s live blog of the event.
No info on pricing, but they say both tablets will street this fall. Expect them to not be cheap.
Whew. I am interested. Technology! Here are a couple more pictures of the tablets: