Sony Shows Off 2 New Android Tables

Sony S1 Android Tablet

Last but not least, Sony is now in the Android tablet game, joining existing entrants Samsung, Motorola, et al. Well at least their announcment is on the books as the tablets won’t be released until later this Fall.

Sony showed off 2 models at their press conference: the S1 and S2, which is a dual-screen clamshell. Both S1 and S2 will run Android’s 3.0 version (Honeycomb) which is what the Xoom also runs.

The S1 is a 9.4″ single-screen tablet with both front- and rear-facing cameras and a Tegra 2 CPU. The S2 has a pair of 5.5″ 1024×480 displays, a camera and folds up to fit in your pocket.

Sony S2 Android Tablet

They’re vaguely saying they’re 3G/4G-compatible but that doesn’t translate directly into what carriers will actually run them.

Sony is obviously going for style (different? better? is subjective) with these tablets, so it remains to be seen whether they can market better than Apple.

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