Sony S1 or S2 to get September release in Europe?


16 Jun 2011

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Reports suggest that one of Sony’s upcoming tablets – the S1 or the S2 – will arrive at the end of September in Europe in selected stores.

According to Engadget, a note sent from Sony’s marketing group indicated an August pre-order of an unnamed tablet, with a release scheduled for the end of September.

The device will be available through Sony Direct, UK department store John Lewis and a third unconfirmed retailer.

The tablet will then be generally available in all stores after Christmas.

While the note reportedly did not identify the tablet, it was said it would stand up against the iPad and offer “unique design features,” which could apply to the S1 or the S2.

The S1 will have an off-centre-of-gravity design, akin to a folded-over magazine. The S2 will be a dual-screen tablet, with two 5.5-inch displays which fold over.

Both tablets will run on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and will be compatible with Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity options.

They will both have the PlayStation Suite, letting users play PS One titles on them and they will have Qriocity music and video services on them.