Now, here’s something that can easily match up against the Apple iPad in terms of design and appearance. Sony Electronics has just unveiled not just one but two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets – the S1 and S2. The Sony S1 Tablet has a 9.4-inch display while has 5.5-inch. The S1 looks like your typical tablet/slate with a rounded design on its back panel which could possibly serve as a viewing stand. The S1 sports a rather slim and sleek form factor. Kinda reminds you of Sony’s VAIO laptop series.
The Sony S2 is pretty interesting. It’s more like a huge smartphone but Sony is marketing it as a small tablet device. It has a dual-screen display that folds up like a smartphone with a slide-out keyboard. Only this time, it’s not a keyboard but another screen.
Both Android tablets are Playstation-certified. And both will be available by Fall 2011. No words on pricing yet. But don’t expect these devices to get a cheap price.
S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that can be folded for easy portability. In contrast to existing tablets, its unprecedented dual screen presentation and usability allows its displays to be combined and used as a large screen or for different functions such as playing video on one screen while showing control buttons on the other.