Sony S2 Tablet Release Exclusive to AT&T in US

We’ve been bringing you news about the upcoming Sony S1 and S2 tablets for some time and today we have some news that may interest many of you. We first heard about these tablets back in April when it appeared they could be real rivals to the iPad 2 and now we have learned that the S2 tablet in the U.S. will be exclusive to AT&T.

As a brief recap on specs we can tell you that the Sony S2 has a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, has one camera, WiFi and is PlayStation Certified for using the Sony PlayStation Network gaming and video services. Its uniqueness comes in the form of its folding clamshell form factor with dual 5.5-inch displays with a resolution of 1024 x 480. When the S2 is released it will support AT&T’s 4G (really HSPA+) network. Unfortunately AT&T still hasn’t given a firm launch date but only say it will release in the fall, according to Todd Haselton over on BGR.

Sony Electronics’ senior vice president of Networked Technology and Services Division, Mike Lucas, said in the press release, which you can also see at the BGR link above, “We’re pleased to be working with AT&T on yet another unique mobile device. AT&T provides the speed and coverage that are integral to the different features and functions of our tablet. We value our relationship as they share our commitment to growing the ‘Sony Tablet’ and the tablet market overall.” Meanwhile David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T emerging devices said, “With its unprecedented, completely portable form factor, the “Sony Tablet” S2 offers tablet enthusiasts a convenient and unique entertainment experience. Users will be treated to exceptional graphics and the touch-screen capabilities will enable a fast and efficient website experience.”

There is also the absence of a price so far for the Sony S2 but the press release tells us pricing will be announced on launch. Over on Engadget, Dana Wollman says that AT&T has pointed out the S2 is merely a codename and so expect that it may be referred to with an entirely new name nearer to launch. You may also be interested in a couple of our previous articles with YouTube promotional teaser videos for the S1 and S2, part one here and part two here. What are your thoughts on the Sony S2? Will you be waiting until the fall to purchase a new tablet? Let us have your comments.