Sony's mystical wedge-shaped tablet codenamed "S1" will launch this September as the Sony Tablet S, if a recent cache of promotional images uncovered by Engadget are to be believed. The leaked slides cover a wide range of Tablet S features and details, so we'll launch right into a good old-fashioned bulleted list of the highlights --
- The S1 is now the Sony Tablet S, and is due for release during the first two weeks of September. An early September release window fits with what we've already heard.
- You're looking at a 9.4-inch wedge-shaped device with a 1280x768 screen, 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU and 1GB of RAM.
- The display is said to use the same "TruBlack" screen tech found in Sony laptops, which aims to improve contrast and color quality compared to standard LCDs.
- There's a 5MP rear camera and 3MP front-facing camera for video chat.
- It'll ship with Android 3.1, and though Sony has added some of its own apps, the UI still very closely resembles stock Honeycomb.
- Universal IR remote capability to control TVs and home entertainment systems.
- Like most modern Android devices, DLNA support is included.
- PlayStation Certification is confirmed, and the Tablet S will apparently ship with bundled PlayStation games.
- Other Sony services like Reader, Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited are included.
Looks like the Tablet S will offer some interesting hardware and software features in addition to its much-hyped form factor. We're looking forward to see more of it over the next month -- hopefully at a reasonable price point.
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