Sony will soon join the tablet race. Rumor has it that the company is planning to unveil an Android (Honeycomb) PlayStation-branded tablet codenamed S1.
According to Engadget, the tablet has a “wrap” design which resembles an open paperback stuffed into the back pocket, or a magazine folded backward upon it such that only a single page is visible to read.
A design will give the tablet’s display enough angles to comfortably touch-type when placed on a table. It also makes one-handed operation easier.
Other expected features:
– Rotating screen UI, allowing for right- or left-handed use.
– 9.4-inch capacitive touch panel
– 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
– Tegra 2 processor
– Ront- and rear-facing cameras
– USB-A port
– Only physical buttons — volume and on / off — located on the edge of each indented side.
– “Q” (for Qriocity service) button
– IR port built-in to control devices other than Bravia TV.
– Front face finished in a high-gloss black
– Underside is a matte-silver color creating a nice contrast.
The target price for the WiFi-only version of the S1 is expected to be around $599 (a $100 premium) whereas the shipment is likely to begin in September.