|From The Company That Brought Us the Walkman
We’re intrigued because we know if any company has the design chops to give Apple’s design genius, Jonny Ive a run for the money, it’s Sony, the company that brought us BRAVIA TVs and the Walkman. Admittedly, Sony has not delivered anything extraordinary in the product design area for awhile but one of the two tablets announced this week looks promising.
The larger tablet called the S1, for now is a 9.4-inch Android 3.0 tablet that doesn’t look all that different from other tablets except for a stylish sloping back and what Sony refers to as an, “off-center gravity” for easier handling. It will powered by the dual-core Tegra 2 processor and have the usual connectivity options including Wi-Fi and 3G.
S2, the smaller dual 5.5-inch touchscreen displays tablet could be the innovative one. Other dual screen devices like the recently launched Kyocera Echo, have not received a great reception from reviewers and consumers but we’ve always been intrigued by the possibilities a dual-screen tablet could offer perhaps as a two page folio magazine or maybe a laptop simulator in addition to a swipe and pinch touchscreen tablet.
Both Sony tablets are due out in the fall. Should Apple be nervous?