Sony® announces new Android™ tablets
Sony has announced two tablets to compete with the Apple iPad. One of these two tablets is a foldable model, which comes with two 5.5 inch screens. With the launch of these two tablets, Sony aims to be the second largest maker of tablet devices by 2012, after Apple.
Both these tablets run on Google Android operating system. According to gadgetbox.com, a Sony official has quoted, “Both Sony tablets come complete with access to a full suite of Sony’s network entertainment services including being the first PlayStation Certified tablets that provide out-of-the-box gaming with included favorites 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Pinball Heroes'."
Some of the noteworthy features of the two tablets are:
Sony Tablet S
Sony Tablet S that runs on Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) features a 9.4 inches touchscreen display, a face focus VGA camera (front) and a 5 megapixel camera (rear). It has a strong NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor. The tablet weighs 1.33 pounds, which is the same as that of Apple iPad 2. Other features include microUSB interface, standard SD slot and 1 GB memory.
This tablet is expected to be available by mid- to late- September.
Sony Tablet P
Sony Tablet P is a foldable model that looks a lot like Nintendo's two-screen DS and 3DS. This tablet has two 5.5 inch touchscreen displays and is still very sleek to get fit in a pocket. It is expected to have Android 3.2 as its operating system. Weighing around 0.83 pounds, it features the NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor and Wi-Fi. Above all, it is 4G capable and will be exclusively on AT&T's mobile broadband network. Other features include a rear and a front-facing camera, microUSB interface, and a standard SD slot.
This tablet is expected to be available by the end of this year.
With so many exciting features included in these two tablets, Sony plans to enter the tablet market by storm and challenge the likes of Dell, Lenovo and Apple in years to come.