More information about the Sony S1 and S2 has come to the fore as the tablets sheds its veil slowly but surely. The latest that has emerged of the Sony tablet duo includes its memory size and connectivity options, while other details are still under wrap.
Both the S1 and S2 tablets will offer 16 and 32 GB memory options. However, the S1 will be available in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G options, while the dual screened S2 tablet will come in only Wi-Fi and 3G model only.
As for information pertaining specifically to the bigger S1 tablet, sources confirmed the 9.4 inch display will come enriched with TruBlack and Bravia display technologies for a richer visual experience. Battery life mentioned is said to be comparable to the iPad, though no hardcore figures were made available. Also, the S1 will come with an SD card slot for more memory options. Sony has also planned a few accessories that will be offered alongside the S1 tablet. These include a Bluetooth keyboard and a docking station, with the keyboard designed for users to attach it to the rear of the S1 tablet.
Both the S1 and S2 tablet are being positioned for home use in that they are PS3 certified and will have integrated infrared remote feature, something that will allow the tablets to be also used as a remote to control TVs, Blu-ray players, or other devices. The tablets are also likely to have access to Sony’s own Qriocity service that provides for music and movie rentals and downloads.
The S2 is a dual screened tablet with each screen measuring 5.5 inches. Both the S1 and S2 run Android Honeycomb and are expected to be ready for launch sometime before the IFA event in Berlin. The IFA is Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show and takes place from September 2nd until the 7th.
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