Sony S1 and S2 could run Honeycomb 3.2(0)
Sony’s much anticipated tablets S1 and S2 have not yet been released but they are among the most highly anticipated products in the tablet market. From the technical specifications and the hardware structure to the PS3 integration, everything in this product seems to attract the attention of the techies as well as the common users. Recently, a few pictures of the tablets were released over the eSupport site of the company revealing some important information about the operating system being used in the tablets. Although this seemed to be a mistake and the pictures were removed from the website after a while, but it did leak out some important information such as the OS and hardware structure. From the pictures, it clearly seems that the operating system that would be used in these tablets in Android Honeycomb version 3.1 or 3.2. This information was given out on S1’s ‘About Tablet’ page which also revealed some other important pieces of information. Other important information includes Sony’s tablet UX goodies, such as an onscreen keyboard as well as a numeric keypad plus the WiFi connection checker. With all these important information revealed, it seems that the tablets would be released any time now and the fans won’t have to wait for long. Sony has made some important changes and customization in the new tablet products to compete with the giants of the tablet market such as Apple and Samsung. The competition in the tablet market has considerably increased in the recent years and it seems that the trend will continue in the coming years as well. Sony has not released any tablet related products prior to these two products so Sony has been putting a lot into these products. A number of preinstalled apps have been included, such as a customized music player that would be featuring Sony’s SensMe mood-tailored playlists. The content streaming app from Chummy OS would also be part of the tablet. Zinio would be another noteworthy application which would facilitate a user friendly digital magazine reading experience on the tablet. The recent screenshots have also revealed some information about other parts of the hardware. For example, a proprietary connector support by the charging adaptor as well as dual-core NVidia Tegra 2 processors have been seen to be part of the device. Overall, it clearly seems that Sony has exerted a lot of effort in making Sony S1 and S2 worthy competitors to the existing products in the tablet market. What actually happens would be revealed in a few days.
Alternatives to iPad2(0)
Apple’s iPad2 can be considered the market leader when it comes to Tablet PCs. However, the competition is not entirely dry and there are other similar products which can challenge the monopoly of iPad2 in near future. Some of the noteworthy rivals of iPad2 are as follows:
HP TouchPad: This product which will be launched on 1st July is expected to be a sound competitor due to its attractive features such as ability to tap an HP smartphone against it to transfer content. An improved version of WebOS and fine ability of multitasking are additional features.
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: While this might not be the best product for common consumers, it certainly has a clear advantage when it comes to the corporate. The device works great in integration with blackberry smart phone and good thing is its 7-inch display which is less compared to other Tablet PCs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: With all the amazing features, this is perhaps the most anticipated device released this year. Most distinguished among all Android Tablets, it has a 10.1 display which is slightly bigger than iPad2 and can be perfect for movies and gaming purposes.
Apple MacBook Air: Lightweight and thin footprint are noteworthy features of this product. An access to Apple’s app store is also integrated and multitouch feature also seems to be pretty attractive. This is particularly attractive for those who prefer hand-on functionality.
Sony S1: With a 9.4-inch screen and Android OS, Sony S1 is also a valid alternative for iPad2. Qriocity music and movie service are among the distinguished features of this product, which also has an access to PlayStation suite.
Sony S2: A unique introduction to Tablet market is Sony S2 which contains two 5.5-inch screens with an option to be used together or separately. Clamshell design of the device facilitates easy mobility.
Apple iPhone4: iPhone4 can used along with iPad2 but many people buy iPhone 4 as an alternative to iPad 2 since it has the same operating system, touchscreen functionality as well as applications. In certain cases such as making calls, it even has an edge over iPad2.
HP Pavilion Laptop: 13.3 inch screen and Windows 7 make this device pretty attractive and light weight alternative for iPad2. Both from the hardware and software perspectives, it has a clear edge over iPad2. Contrast its 320 GB of storage with iPad’s 16 GB while the price is same, that is, $499.99.
Toshiba Thrive: This device would come with a 10.10inch display with Android 3.1. With front and rear end cameras, this device offers almost all features of iPad2. Its price, however, is less compared to iPad2, being $479.99 for a 16 GB device.
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: This is also a pretty lightweight device, although many people might not find it a valid alternative to iPad2. But the device is nonetheless very economical as well as mobile.
It’s your choice, feel free to choose!
“First Impression” Teaser shows off S2 and S1(0)
A teaser running 2 minutes had just been leaked showing both S2 and S1. There was not much enthusiasm in it, but what is important is the view of the two tablets and what is more surprising is to see the S2 with hinges.
Sony Tablet S1, S2: Something to Watch out For(0)
Another Android Honeycomb fever has risen in the market this year. The last thing you’ll know, Sony has already made its way on the verge of releasing two new Android Honeycomb 3.0 operated Tablets-S1 and S2.
Sony S2 Tablet – The unique dual screen slate(2)
It seems not so long ago when Sony Corp. launched its very first Sony S1 in Tokyo, and now, after Samsung has released its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in New York, a successor Sony S2 is about to hit the United States.
Both Tablets are actually equipped with Android 3.0, the OS specifically designed for larger screen, while it is also buffed with Wi-Fi and WAN to allow digital viewing and book downloads aside from access to internet and emails.
The good news is that the fast phasing Sony Tablet 2 is now an upgraded version of Sony Tablet S1 technical specifications. In the first place, when folks got hooked on S1’s Tegra 2 SoC and the snappy customized “quick and smooth” touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser which can be used as a remote control also, S2 is now a blooming dual-screen clamshell with a pair of 5.5 inch screen with 1024 by 480 pixel displays and camera. In addition to that, S2 comes in handy with a dual screen that can be folded and laid back to a large screen to play videos while showing controls on the other screen.
Today, Sony stands proud of its new Tablet for many reasons which folks might consider when planning to buy Sony Tablet 2 in the coming days. Among the few, Sony offers flawless usability and performance. Tablet users can browse internet without causing delay and encloses an optimize keyboard arrangement intended especially for large screens, giving just enough light to email functionality and SMS communication. It also stands proud of its rich entertainment experience from Qriocity1 music and video services to PlayStation Suite with first class PlayStation titles, as well as e-book download that gives one an authority to read with an S2 shimmering on hand. Note that its remote access functionality also serves all Sony branded televisions and can make them all working in just a matter of a press. Do not forget that the Tablet itself can also function as a remote control.
Now, vastly approaching to the boundary of United States, Sony Tablet 2 prices has been considered to come at $699 while Sony Tablet 1 is rated at $599. Sony Tablet 2 dual screen must be another bucket list of Tablets to buy that it might not fit somehow; however, it must be an exciting thing to hear that S2 is now racing its way to the top. Note that it is also boasting on top of the world, the AT&T-ready cellular frequencies which feature 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as the 850MHz and 1900MHz 3G model.
Coming after Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was released makes a difficult job for Sony. They have to face a big competition from Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer or BlackBerry Playbook but with the permanent increase interest of people for Tablet PCs, there is room for more players to come.
Sony unveiled S1 and S2 Tablet PCs(2)
Backed by promising market of Tablet PCs Sony developed not just one but two versions of its own Sony Tablet PC in order to cut greater market share from dominating Apple iPad2.
Though the company revealed limited Sony Tablet PC technical specifications and release date during the announcement people who have personally experienced S1 and S2 were able to list some.
Sony Tablet S1 is the one larger with 9.4 inch touch screen. It is built with a design making it look like a folded magazine. It will run on Tegra2. S1 is not just a Tablet PC but may also function as remote control for Sony geared appliances.
Second as introduced is Sony Tablet S2 built as clamshell type with 2 twin 5.5-inch wide screen. It will also run through Tegra2 SoC. With this clamshell design Sony is hoping to provide convenience among Tablet users that they can maximize usage of two screens like reading email at the upper screen while mail inbox is at the bottom.
Both S1 and S2 are 3G and 4G enabled with WiFi for better connectivity.
According to initial reports Sony Tablet PC price will range from US$600 and US$700 for S1 and S2 respectively. This pricing scheme is not surprising because of the features that Sony provides.
S1 and S2 are also aiming to get the market of gamers especially those who are dedicated players of Playstation. Hence S1 and S2 is both Playstation Certified software of these Tablet PCs could run the games being played via Playstation.
Sony Corp. is known for delivering high quality products such as LCD monitors TV Sony Camera Sony Mobile Phones, Play Station and Sony Vaio Laptop. So let us all wait and see what could S1 and S2 Tablet PCs give us.
Cheapest Tablet PC(1)
When Apple released their iPad, the tablet market came to rise. Months after, most of the gadget manufacturers unveiled their own versions and offered alternatives to iPad.
The good thing about this Tablet war is the availability of more options to Tablet customers. Options vary according to Tablet’s price, technical specifications and the credibility of the manufacturer. Here are some points that you may refer to when you feel you want to buy iPad2 or any of its alternatives.
When we look at the technical specifications of each tablet, everyone has at least one unique feature for itself. For example, the LG’s G-Slate, it has two rear-facing cameras best for 3D video recording. From iPad2, it runs through iOS, the OS unique to Apple products while Playbook RIM is based on BlackBerry OS, an OS claimed to be business friendly platform. Sony has its foldable Tablet S2 that fits perfectly into one’s pocket. Toshiba Regza AT300 has its auto-adjusting screen display that easily adapts to the lighting of the environment. While Samsung Galaxy Tab bags the thinnest Tablet of the world, surpassing the iPad’s sleekness.
In terms of pricing strategies, most tablets are priced similar to each other. When Apple first released iPad2, people did not hesitate to buy one iPad2 in as much as US$499 to $699 depending on the memory storage. And to cut some of Apple iPad2 market share, some tablets were priced in as low as US$199.99, Samsung Galaxy Tab. But the LG priced its G-Slate Tablet excessively higher than all others; T-Mobile is distributing it for US$750 if not tied up to T-Mobile’s service plan. Maybe, T-Mobile is trying to position the G-Slate with a different perspective.
If you are more concerned about the price war of tablets, you would surely vie for the cheapest Tablet with great technical specifications. However, there is a saying that people should pay for the price of quality. It may hold true for some, but not always for everyone. Therefore, before you buy iPad2 or Samsung Galaxy Tablets, it would be better if you compare their technical specifications up to the last bit. You can do this by checking online reviews and check out Tablets For You.
Sony Tablets want second place(5)
Sony couldn’t afford to lose the train of Tablet PCs and after their official statement this year at CES, Sony has kept its word and come not with just one Tablet PC but 2 Tablets. Nobody knows if Sony will keep its word being the second Tablet PC manufacturer but Sony Tablets are here already. Currently named S1 and S2 they have a different design.
S1 also known as Qriocity is a conventional tablet equipped with a 9.4 inch display with 1280×800 pixels. The design of Qriocity Tablet is compared by Sony with a magazine. Graphical Interface has been modified and optimized by Sony and it’s now called Quick and Smooth. Like other Sony devices S1 Tablet PC has a transmitter with infrared control for Sony LCD TVs, Blue-ray players and Play Stations.
The two Tablets are powered by NVIDIA Tegra chipsets 2. Sony S1 and S2 will be available on the market in autumn this year but prices were not announced.
There are rumors that you will be able to buy Sony Tablet S1 starting from$599 and Sony Tablet S2 starting from$699.
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