Sony unveils Android tablets to beat Apple iPad

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Tokyo, Apr 26: Consumer electronics manufacturer Sony Corporation on Tuesday, Apr 26, announced its plan to launch tablet PCs to beat the global leader Apple's iconic product, Apple iPad 2.

Sony"s head of personal computers, Kunimasa Suzuki told reporters that the new tablets will run on Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. Suzuki said that Sony plans to launch two tablets, S1 and S2. According to various reports, S1 model will feature a 9.4- inch liquid-crystal display with a front-facing and rear camera. The reports also added that the S2 model will have dual 5.5-inch screen and feature cameras.

Both models will be powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 processors and boast Sony UI, Sony"s Qriocity service support, and Reader Store support for e-books. The Sony S1 tablets also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G support etc.

Sony officials said that the new tablets will be available in international market by 2011 fall. Sony has not yet announced the pricing details of their latest Android tablets. Stay tuned for full specifications, features and review.

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