Reading stories on touchscreen mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, could boost literacy, particularly among kids from disadvantaged areas, a survey of parents of young children in the UK suggests.
Dublin: 12.03.2014 03.39AM
Sony’s CEO Howard Stringer has reportedly stated that the electronics company will release a tablet by the end of summer in the US.
According to Bloomberg, Japanese business newspaper Nikkei reported that Stringer said Sony would release a tablet running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
It will come to the US first, with other markets following after.
Last month, Sony was rumoured to be working on a Honeycomb tablet with a 9.4-inch screen.
It could be a PlayStation-certified device, like the Xperia Play, and has a “wrap” design to remind the user of “an open paperback stuffed into the back pocket, or a magazine folded backward upon itself such that only a single page is visible to read.”
The rumoured Sony tablet may have front and rear-facing cameras, a USB port and an IR port to control TVs.