Sony working on shipping 9.4-inch Honeycomb Tablet (Codenamed Sony S1) in second half of 2011- First rumored Specs, Features, Price & Release details

February 16, 2011, By Shawn Wagnon

It does seem a bit of a glaring gap when you observe the fact that Sony is competing so hard in the mobile arena with latest cutting-edge gadgets like the Xperia Play, but somehow has no tablet yet in the market. Nothing to compete with the likes of Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, LG G-Slate and the Samsung Galaxy Tab series. But latest rumors indicate point to a Sony Tablet in the works and how the tablet landscape could change by the end of 2011.

The tablet that Sony is currently working so hard on is codenamed the “S1” (According to Engadget) and Sony is reportedly working with VAIO to really perfect the tablet before they make it official. The S1 (we will call it that, for now), will sport a 9.4-inch touchscreen and should be Playstation integrated. Sony is customizing the Honeycomb interface as we speak and those close to its making already are excited about the way it is shaping up.

The tablet will focus on bringing Sony’s own music, games, entertainment options and of course plenty of Playstation fun. The 9.4-inch touchscreen will sport 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution and the tablet will come with Tegra 2 processor. Apart from the Bravia Media Remote, you can also hook it up to other outlets as well.

The little curvaceous part of the Tablet you see in the rough outline (not very sophisticated, but you get the idea), will not be hollow and will hold the battery along with the processor. But what it will do is give you a better grip on you tablet and greater stability. With the weight taken off of your wrist and an easier grip options, the S1 will be easier to hold and should feel a lot lighter. Apart from that, this ensures Sony’s tablet stands out from the crowd.

The S1 might be priced around $599 (yup, price details already!) and Sony aims to start shipping in September. Maybe a release will be scheduled for the holiday season 2011 to cash in on all the rush.

Like the idea of Sony’s possible Honeycomb tablet? Are you looking forward to this little “twist” in the tablet form? Let us know…

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