AT&T has just announced that it will be the exclusive carrier for the Sony S2 dual-screen Android tablet. The device is running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and features two 5.5-inch 1024 x 480 touchscreen displays. Under the hood, the Sony S2 packs an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. While the S2 is labeled as a “4G” device, it won’t be running on AT&T’s coming LTE network. Instead, it will be compatible with the carrier’s HSPA+ network.
How much will the Sony S2 set you back? No word on pricing yet, unfortunately, and AT&T expects to get this thing out to market some time this fall before the holiday season hits. See the press release below for more details.
AT&T to CONNECT “Sony Tablet” S2 on Nation’s fastest mobile broadband Network
4G Tablet Features Two 5.5 Inch Screens, Android 3.0
DALLAS, July 13, 2011 — AT&T* today announced that AT&T will be the exclusive U.S. mobile broadband provider for the “Sony Tablet” S2 (codename), a dual screen, multi-functional tablet ideal for mobile communication and entertainment, that Sony Corporation plans to launch later this year.
“We’re pleased to be working with AT&T on yet another unique mobile device,” said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Networked Technology and Services Division at Sony Electronics. “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.”
The “Sony Tablet” S2 will be 4G**capable and Wi-Fi compatible. With a qualifying data plan, users of the “Sony Tablet” S2 will have access to AT&T’s mobile broadband network and unlimited access to AT&T’s more than 20,000 hot spots nationwide. With both 4G and Wi-Fi, users can browse the Internet, access digital content including videos, games, and check e-mail, while on the go, nearly anytime.
“With its unprecedented, completely portable form factor, the “Sony Tablet” S2 offers tablet enthusiasts a convenient and unique entertainment experience,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T emerging devices. “Users will be treated to exceptional graphics and the touch-screen capabilities will enable a fast and efficient website experience.”
AT&T will offer monthly data plans for the “Sony Tablet” S2. Distribution and pricing will be announced at launch.