Since the launch of the iPad from Apple, electronic and IT firms have been hard at work to cash in on the new tech. Sony has joined in and officially announced its iPad tablet rivals, the Sony Tablet S1 which will reportedly reach the UK from autumn 2011. The S1 will carry the PlayStation Certified badge, which means they will be able to connect to the PlayStation Suite and so run a number of PSOne titles.
According CVG [via Techradar] the S1 will support Android 3.0, WiFi and 3G and link to Sony’s premium network services, including the PlayStatioNetwork for gaming and the Qriocity media service, says Sony. The S1 will feature a 9.4 inch display and reportedly be abile to control home entertainment devices, including Sony Bravia TVs.
The S2 meanwhile will feature two 5.5-inch displays, offering Android 3.0 in a clamshell design. The two screens will be able to operate together or independently for video, web browsing or email – plus the option to have one screen dedicated to PlayStation controls.