According to the Japanese newspaper “Nihon Keizai Shimbun” Today, Sony CEO Howard Stringer is quoted as saying that Sony plans to launch an Android platform later this summer Tablet PC.
This Japanese business newspaper reported that the tablet will be powered by Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system platform, and will take the lead in the U.S. market. However, the planned launch of this product details were not disclosed. Enadget leading technology blog site in mid-February this year, reported that Sony is developing a tablet called the S1, new products, the product display 9.4 inches, powered by Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system platform. The product will be able to use Sony Qriocity content store and enjoy the store music, videos, games and e-services. In addition, the product has the Sony PlayStation game console support, the ability to play PlayStation One of the exciting game. According to legend, Android tablet which have capacitive touch screen, a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, with a dual-core processor, NVIDIA Tegra 2, a front and rear camera, a USB interface. S1 WiFi version will be priced at $599.
Enadget in late February and was subsequently reported that, in addition to S1 Tablet PC, the transfer at least Sony is also developing two tablet products. One is the R & D, code-named S2 dual-screen tablet PC, the configuration of two 5.5-inch touch screen, powered by Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system platform. The appearance of the product for the clamshell design, closed, looks like an oval cylinder, open the screen can display two different types of documents. S2 configuration is NVIDIA Tegra 2 Duo processor, with WiFi and 3G capabilities, there are front and rear camera. And flat, like S1, S2 can also use Qriocity content store features, enjoy online music, games, books and video services. The other is Windows 7 Tablet PC, reportedly screen size is 9.4 inches, allowing the keyboard slide out, making the Tablet PC notebook computer to be expected that the product will be available later this year, the sale price will be $800 or more.
Sony is not the production of dual-screen tablet or allow the slide-out keyboard, the first tablet PC maker, NEC had in its presentation of these products before, but Toshiba has been offering since last year, a two-screen Windows Tablet PC. Samsung Electronics and Asustek in the Global Consumer Electronics Show this year, are demonstrating that their products allow the slide-out keyboard, Tablet PC, and are running Windows and platform Android.