Rumors have been heard that Sony will be venturing into the tablet market with a new Honeycomb device. The device is stated to be a 9.4 inch tablet, codenamed S1.
According to the information at androidcentral, Sony is in the process of developing a 9.4 inch Honeycomb tablet which runs a custom UI. It is codenamed the S1 and engineers from VAIO, Sony Ericsson and PlayStation are working on it together. The custom UI is based on Sony’s Qriocity service and it is also rumored to have PlayStation support along with Bravia media remote capabilities. Therefore, the Sony tablet aims to provide a great combination of a multimedia and gaming experience.
The most distinguishing feature of the tablet is rumored to be its design. According to a sketch revealed by Engadget, it has a bulge on one side which is aimed at making the tablet more comfortable to hold and work with. The bulging side of the tablet is expected to carry the battery and the processor.
The Sony S1 tablet is rumored to run on the dual core Tegra 2 processor. As mentioned before, it has a 9.4 inch screen which provides a resolution of 1280×800. It is expected to have dual cameras, USB ports as well as an IR transmitter. The physical buttons, such as those for volume and power, are said to be located on the edges. It is not yet known what material the tablet will be made of, but it is rumored to have a glossy black finish with a textured back side.
It is expected that the tablet will be priced at $599 and will be available in September. However, there have been no official announcements about the launch of the tablet and we will have to wait for more information.