Apr 04 AT 9:46 AM Edgar Cervantes 10 Comments

Sony S1 Honeycomb tablet on the horizon

Sony has definitely not been the Android manufacturer of choice for most of us, but their promise to get on top of the game this year has everyone hoping. It is undeniable that Sony has been one of the biggest contributors to technology, and with everyone jumping in on the tablet war, they simply cannot be missing in action. The Japanese Nikkei newspaper reported that Sony’s tablet (codenamed the S1) will be released by the end of the summer, and has cited Howard Stringer, Sony’s Chief Executive Officer. Such reliable sources are not always right when it comes to time frames and release dates, but this is definitely much more than just a rumor now.

The report only states that the tablet will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but past rumors also mention that it will have a 9.4-inch screen, with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.

Something that must be mentioned is the form factor, which is meant to remind the user of a folded back book or magazine. Though a creative idea, such feature seems like something unnecessary, unless they have some kind of functionality planned for it (other than it creating a melancholic feeling). Maybe providing a better viewing angle when placing it on a flat surface?

For now, we can only sit tight and wait for more details on this, stay tuned for more updates, and please do let us know your opinions.

Via: Engadget

Source: Bloomberg

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website gladiator_posse

    My opinion is that I want a freakin Wifi only tablet with unadulterated Honeycomb, an SD slot, HDMI out, a dual core processor, a minimum of 1 gig of ram & 16 on the hard drive, bluetooth 3.0+, and a decent rear camera…and I’d like it before the second iteration of ipad has been out for a dadgum year.

  • http://Website Jorge

    I will never buy another sony product in my life, including consoles. When they kick you while you’re down you’ll understand.

    • http://Website Hans

      My PlayStation 3 has been going strong for almost three years now. My parent’s old Sony hone stereo system is still going strong for almost 10 years now. If you’re trying to argue that they make bad hardware, I just proved you wrong. If you’re trying to argue that they’re money hungry, welcome to the 21st century; every modern company is the same.

      • http://Website Greg

        LOL @ “I just proved you wrong”

      • http://Website gladiator_posse

        Your sample size needs to be just a little bit larger Hans…Ask Franz, he’ll pump you up.

      • http://Website TT

        locked down devices … horrible support (had P990 smart?phone) … no more Sony (and SE) for me either

  • http://Website alex

    Sony has great products, and have the latest version of android, but never have the chip for use in today’s society, they have everything look, latest android version, great multimedia device, but have not released a dual-core phone, or announced one, and they take too long to release in U.S

  • http://Website Vishal

    I think sony has started becoming more user friendly. I mean cmon do you really want an unlocked bootloader or excellent service. And my experience with sony till now has been great. So if they update their phones as promised I will definitely buy it.

  • http://www.swphoto.net Steve W

    Could it be that Sony is partnering with Notion Ink? The Adam already has the unique design already mentioned.

  • http://Website spud

    this sony s1 looks slick but all sony wants to do is pimp your pocket, theyre like charity always wanting you to pay for something i hate sony though they make good products, 600 bux is way high, they need to move it down like 400, then i would heavily consider.