Sony unveiled two new tablets at an event in Tokyo last night, both will make use of the company's recently announced PlayStation Suite. The devices will join the Xperia Play product lineup, they will use Android 3.0 as their main OS, and will have wifi as well as 3G/4G access.
They're code-named the S1 and S2 for now, but we are positive that Sony will give them more marketable names by the time of their actual release to the public. The S1 is the 9.4-inch (1280 x 800) typical tablet form and it has a back panel that folds and is supposed to make it more comfortable, while the S2 is comes with a clamshell design and two 5.5-inch (1024 x 480) displays (think of the design of a Nintendo DS). The S2's screens can work together to display Websites or large documents, but they can also work separately to multitask having each screen running separate applications (the bottom screen will be likely be used constantly as a keyboard).
The announcement isn't surprising, since Sony has mentioned the S1 and even design pictures for the tablet were leaked online. Because the tablet's Playstation Suite compatibility, they will get online content through a dedicated PS Store, which will sell PSOne classics. Syphon Filter, Wild Arms, MediEvil, and Cool Borders 2 have all been mentioned, and we see a snippet of Crash Bandicoot in the tablet teaser video. No other details concerning pricing or specific release dates have been confirmed, however, Sony reps mentioned that both tablets will be available by the end of 2011.
Article Source: Joystiq