Sony has been teasing the S1 and the foldable dual screen S2 tablet since quite some time now, but we weren’t given a definitive launch date. However, now it seems like we could see the tablet in action pretty soon. It has been reported that the S1 tablet will break cover as early as next month and will be called the Sony Tablet S. Obviously, S1 was just the preliminary name given to the tablet so as to keep the real name under wraps. This info comes from a bunch of spy shots captured by a source. The September launch sounds pretty relevant since the company originally intended to launch the device during the same time frame.
The spy shots also shed some light on the tablet’s features. Apparently, the Tablet S will feature Sony’s Music and Video Unlimited service, which will let users download video and audio content seamlessly. Additionally, the Tablet S is PlayStation certified and will come packing with some games which can also be downloaded from a vast collection. Hardware wise, the S Tablet will feature a 9.4″ display with TruBlack and the Sony Bravia technology, a 5 MP camera on the back with a 3 MP camera on the front for video calls. It will be powered by a 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2processor, and feature DLNA capabilities for easy sharing, along with the ability to run as an infrared remote. It will run on the Android 3.1 Honeycomb with a 3.2 update on the horizon, though we have every reason to believe that the tablet will run Android 3.2 out of the box.
As far as the pricing of the device is concerned, it is believed that the Tablet S will be priced somewhere around $600 (Rs. 27,000 approx), which goes well with the current lot of Honeycomb tablets that are available in the market. People have high hopes with Sony and it is expected that the company will not disappoint. We’ll have to wait until next month to find out if Sony has produced a winner with the Tablet S.