Now it’s Sony’s turn to take a shot at the tablet market.
Sony will introduce two tablets, codenamed S1 and S2 this fall that claim a unique design.
The S1 is a 9.4-tablet whose design is tapered and thinner on the bottom to make it more comfortable to hold over long periods and to make it easier to grip. It’s actually weighted differently so one end is heavier, as well.
The S2 can be folded in half. It has dual 5.5-inch displays that can be combined to create one large screen; or users can watch a video on one screen and use the other screen for input commands. Or they can view email on one screen and type on the other. (See video).
Sony aims to combine the tablets with its own network services such as the new Qriocity1 music and video service and the PlayStation Suite for gaming. For eBooks, there’s Sony’s Reader Store2.
The tablets will also permit control of home AV devices starting with Sony’s Bravia TVs. Users can turn on the TV from the tablet and change channels and adjust the volume. The tablets will be DLNA compliant so you can “throw” your content from the tablet onto a big screen or hear music from the tablet on wireless speakers.