Engadget claim to have very reliable sources that can confirm that Sony has a PlayStation-certified tablet on the way. The upcoming product called S1 inside Sony’s walls, comes equipped with a 9.4″ screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The screen shows the user a greatly altered version of the Android Honeycomb. Sony is said to put much energy into creating a good interface with the product. The tablet is said to be powered by a Tegra-2 chip.
Sony S1 has, says the reliable sources, come up with at least two major focus points: Qriocity – Sony’s music-streaming service – and PlayStation. Qriocity will be a big part of the product. There’s also a focus on the PlayStation funcitonality; the product should have a PlayStation certification. The product will no doubt receive support for PlayStation Suite and thus PS1 games.
Sony is said to have passed around a couple of launch dates. In the current situation, however, S1 is supposed to be launched in September, says Engadget’s sources. The product is said to be meant to cost approximately 0 – which sounds a bit high considering that Motorola Xoom who has (we think) at least as good specifications S1, will be launched shortly with the same price. However, it is possible that Sony successfully justify the price. The product could differ from the flock of Honeycomb tablets by their frequent inclusion of Qriocity and PlayStation, and the interesting design.
Sony has not confirmed any plans for the launch of an Android tablet.