Sony to release two Honeycomb tablets


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Sony is to release two new Honeycomb tablets – the S1 and the dual-screen S2 – in autumn 2011.

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.

The tablets will be able to connect with and control home entertainment devices. The S1 will have infrared technology to work as a universal remote control for Bravia AV devices. Both tablets also will have DLNA functionality for sending content to media systems.

Sony S1

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Sony S1

Currently code-named the S1, this tablet will include a 9.4-inch display. As previously rumoured, it will have an off-centre-of-gravity design, akin to a folded-over magazine, to improve grip and stability for prolonged use.

Sony S2

Sony S2

The S2 will be a dual-screen Honeycomb tablet, with two 5.5-inch displays which fold over for portability. Its dual displays will be able to be combined and used as a large screen or for two different functions, such as playing video on one screen while showing control buttons on the other.