Sony S1 will be called Tablet S, slated for a mid-September launch

With Fall right around the corner, Sony is planning to launch its first attempt into the Android tablet ecosystem. What was first known as the Sony S1, will be now called the Tablet S according to Engadget. Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen this slate with an interesting form factor, which highlights a distinct curve design. The Sony Tablet S is said to bring its 9.4-inch (1280×768) screen to market sometime in mid-September.

The tablet will ship with Android 3.1 aboard with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich planned down the pipeline. One key feature will allow for users to control all of their devices under one roof, with home electronics as well as extensive DLNA capabilities included. Furthermore, the Tablet S will carry dual cameras (5MP rear, 3MP front) and the promise of plenty of accessories, which apparently are very similar to those for the iPad.

That said, we haven’t heard any official word as to how much this tablet will cost, but all indications point to a price range somewhere near $500. Sony will also bring the S2 to market soon, a dual-screen clamshell tablet headed for AT&T, and much like its counter part — price is unknown as well.

[via Engadget]





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