Sony PSN Outage: New S1 & S2 Tablets On Way, Compromised?

Since Wednesday 20th April, here at OSM we have been bringing as much news as possible to you regarding the ongoing Sony PSN outage. From the very beginning when the service went down to news of hackers being responsible, we have asked questions such as “what have you been doing to get your gaming fix,” perhaps you have turned to “Xbox Live” and “what your thoughts are in relation to paying for a more secure PlayStation Network?”

Just a couple of days ago, we gave you a possible glimmer of hope when we heard that the service may have been resumed in Japan yesterday and the rest of us today, again that hasn’t transpired into anything. So what will this mean for Sony in the long run, and especially since its announcement just the morning of 2 tablet devices coming the tail end of this year?

The S1 and S2 as they are currently named, will be running on Android Honeycomb OS and although details are a little sketchy at the present time, we do know that the media based S1 will include a 9.4-inch single screen and the S2 will incorporate a dual-screen clamshell design with 5.5-inch displays, Tegra 2 SoC and so on. Sony are hoping that the 2 tablets on release will be a real contention against the likes of the Apple iPad 2, BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Flyer and so on.

With the PSN outage still continuing, will this in itself play a big part in how the new devices pan out in terms of interest and sales? Although the PSN service is free, many of our readers feel disappointed in the way that Sony have dealt with the current problem and in some cases, many have commented that Sony should in fact compensate users for the downtime. What do you think about the current situation and if this will impact future releases?