Sony-branded, Android-based, PlayStation-certified tablets announced

How would it look if Sony, one of the world’s electronics giants, ignored one of the fastest growing and evolving markets today, that of tablets? To that end, the company has announced a pair of them, currently named S1 and S2. Both are driven by Android 3.0 (or Honeycomb) and have been designed quite differently, as you may have noticed from the picture above.

The S1 is powered by a Tegra 2 SoC and features a 9.4″ screen with a design that resembles that of a MacBook Air or folded magazine, which Sony boasts to be an “ease of grip as well as a sense of stability and lightness, offering comfortable use for hours” design. The S1 also has both front and rear-facing cameras, much like the iPad 2.

The S2, on the other hand, features dual 5.5″ screens in its clamshell design. It is, also, powered by the Tegra 2 SoC and has one integrated camera. Sony also said the customized UI layout will take advantage of the rather “unique” dual screen design.

Both tablets have DLNA, WiFi and 3G/4G support and are both PlayStation-certified, which is the main focus of our interest. If you can’t get Angry Birds in there, we don’t want it. Probably not Rovio either. The S1 and S2 will reportedly hit the market this Fall.

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