Sony Get Official With S1 & S2 Android Tablets: iPad 2 Contention

When it comes to tablet PCs Apple has generally led the way in the market. Things started out with the original iPad which they introduced to what back then was a dead market, but now because of Apple and a few other manufacturers it is now booming. Apple went with the 10-inch screen and left the 7-inch wide open where the Samsung Galaxy Tab saw some decent sales potential.

Now it seems Sony are introducing two more into the mix by the name of the S1 and S2 running on Android’s Honeycomb OS. Although the names may change by the time they come to launch, we can give you snippets of information in terms of specifications for both.

Starting off with the S1 which will include a 9.4-inch single screen, it will as Slashgear stated, include a Tegra 2 dual-core processor, which seems to be a feature coming up time and time again on upcoming devices. Along with this, the S1 will incorporate a front and rear camera and can be used as a remote for Sony gear thanks to as Engadget reported the “integrated infrared.” The tablet which is predominately aimed at a “media market” will be PlayStation certified allowing licensed titles and other content to be used.

The S2 again with PlayStation certification, is a dual-screen clamshell comprising of 5.5-inch displays, Tegra 2 SoC and one camera, WiFi, 3G and 4G compatibility as is the S1 and so on.

Although not made official, the two devices are set to make their entrance sometime in the fall and may retail at a price of $599 for the S1 and $699 for the S2.

Check out the video courtesy of YouTube and tell us what you think about the two in question. Would you be tempted by either and if so which one? Should Apple be slightly concerned about their arrival?