Sony’s dual-screen Android tablet is inching closer to its debut this week with the filing of documents at the FCC. The FCC listing doesn’t give up many new details about the Sony S2, but it will apparently support 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and support for AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network. There is also the likelihood of the tablet supporting 21Mbps HSPA+ wireless networks.
However, while most of the information about the S2 tablet is kept secret behind a confidentiality request, there’s one thing that is always evident in all the FCC documents: the placement of the FCC ID label. At least in this version of the Sony S2, the FCC ID label will be buried in the battery compartment. This indicates that you have to remove the battery to see it — which means in the first place you can remove the battery. That’s something that makes this android tablet a standout among touch screen Android tablets we’ve seen in recent months.
However, these apart, it’s the dual-display setup that can be considered a bigger differentiator. The Sony S2 is expected to sport two 5.5 inch, 1024 x 480 pixel displays which can be used together or to display two separate apps at the same time. The device will have a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and it will fold up into a cylinder to provide easy storage. The tablet will also be one of the smallest to run Android 3.0 if each of the 5.5 inch is taken separately.
The S2 has always been an exciting tablet concept that stands out in the sea of tablet me toos that’s flooding the market in the drooves. Its also this that makes the Sony S2 one of the most keenly awaited tablet in recent times.
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