Sony is probably the biggest and best Japanese electronic company out there. Yes, the company has fallen on hard times lately due to… eh, the Playstation Network for starters, as well as releasing a whole range of lackluster phones, and the latest Final Fantasy… (Sony has a 10% stake in the company) … But since the Playstation Network’s evisceration, and the small problem in leaking millions of users credit card numbers and other personal information, it seems that Sony has finally started to go back to its old ways of producing tonnes of cool technology. This funny- hip-flaskesque-clam-DS inspired tablet, is one of the pieces of technology to keep an eye out for.
The Sony S2 is a moderately sized tablet, which has the advantage of being folded in half, like a DS, as you can see from the above picture, providing extra portability, and giving your screen an additional layer of protection. While we don’t know much about the screen’s more technical specifications, such as contrast ratio, Sony has announced that the screens are 5.5″, a resolution of 1024×480 and multicapacitive touch. Your two screens will be powered by a nVidia Tegra 2 chip, in development to be significantly more powerful than the Tegra currently found in the current Samsung Galaxy Tablet. This Tegra 2 is definitely not just for word processing, considering that the device is Playstation certified, just like the Xperia Play. Playstation Apps can easily be run and played on the powerful tablet, battery life has yet to be commented on though.
Running on the latest version of Android, Honeycomb, the Sony S2 also features the usual trapping of modern tablets, 3G/4G support (if you pay more obviously), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. etc. as well as a cute touch, where an infrared sensor is included to allow the S2 to interact with other Sony devices. A single rear facing camera is also exhibited, but specifications on them have yet to be commented on.
There’s a lot more that needs to be revealed about the S2, before I’d advise buying one though, such as Battery Life, Accelerometer, Memory Capacity… maybe even what the S2 will actually be called first. After all, no-one wants to carry around a device called the Sony Sashimi.