Sony S1 & S2 Dual-Screen Honeycomb Tablets Detailed (Video & Image Gallery Inside)

April 26, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Back in February, we had got hint of these devices arriving. Sony has now officially announced the launch of their two new tablets that will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Christened S1 and S2 media tablets, the Sony devices reared their head at a company press event in Tokyo a while ago. Gosh, they are two pieces we would die to own!

The first tablet features dual 9.4-inch displays as well as a curved top like that of a folded magazine. Equipped with a Tegra 2 SoC, touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser as well as two cameras on front and rear, the device comes with integrated infrared, enabling the user to use the device as a remote control for Sony gear.

Meanwhile, the S2 media tablet – also a dual screen device – comes featuring a pair of 5.5-inch 1,024 x 480 pixel displays. Powered by Tegra 2 SoC, the device also boasts of a camera and is a bit in the heavier side. However, the company has thrown in portability elements and fits perfectly in your pocket.

The device is also integrated with a custom book-style UI layout for its e-reader app as well as e-mail, with the advantage of the dual displays. The keyboard appears on one display and the content on the other.

 

Both the tablets offer support for WiFi as well as 3G and 4G networks. The S1 and S2 tablets are PlayStation Certified as well. Look forward to a retail roll out any time soon.

Though the company has preferred to keep the pricing details under wraps, folks at Engadget have managed to get hold of specific info as to what the tags would read like.

Going by what they feel, the S1 might cost $599, while the S2 might come for $699. We guess we will look forward to knowing more on that soon. In the meanwhile, you may want to hit the play button below so that you get to know more on the specs on video.

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