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  • Sony Rolls Out Two New Tablets to Challenge the iPad


    Not one, but two - that's how many new tablet computers Sony raised the curtain on today. The consumer electronics behemoth is optimistic about the chances its two Google Android-based touchscreen tablets have at competing with Apple's presently untouchable iPad and iPad 2.

    According to Sony, both tablets will reach consumers this fall, Reuters is reporting. The tablets, called S1 and S2, will use an operating system based on Google's Android 3.0. They are WiFi and 3G/4G compatible. One of the models will even sport two screens.

    Kunimasa Suzuki, deputy president of the consumer products and services group, says the S1 has a 9.4-inch display while S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that can be folded. Avid video-gamers, in particular, have substantial reason for excitement. The tablets will allow gamers to enjoy PlayStation games on the new devices.

    Sales of tablet devices are expected to quadruple to about 294 million units between 2011 and 2015, with almost half that Android-based, research firm Gartner has forecast.
    "Although it's a late comer in the market, it has potential as what you need is just one big uniqueness that can sell to customers be it design or whatever," said Lee Sun-tae, an analyst at Meritz Securities in Seoul. "By the same token it can be just one of another Android phones flooding the market amid intensifying competition."

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony Rolls Out Two New Tablets to Challenge the iPad started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 93 Comments
    1. IXAdamOwnzXI's Avatar
      IXAdamOwnzXI -
      Quote Originally Posted by gixxerhoff750 View Post
      you apple fan boys are like the resurrection of the hippie! Commy bastards lmao. I bet you all drive volkswagens lmao
      yesssssss.
    1. pentatonic145's Avatar
      pentatonic145 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Dam so many apple fan boys in here, I bet half of you have a ps3!!!! The fact that this thing can play playstation games, makes it interesting to me. I'm sure it will never top the iPads, but competition is good. Duh!
      *Ahem* My iPad and my iPhone both play Playstation, N64, Super NES and Genesis games. Plus, some extremely cool IOS-exclusive games.
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
      These also include the free opportunity to have your credit card and other info stolen!

      F U Sony. I will never buy another of your products after you waste time and resources for suing geohot for opening your device yea allow your 60million customers data to be stolen.

      Also FU mmi for even supporting Sony and listing this just because it has iPad in its title. Without the jailbreak this forum wouldnt exist and would purely be "modmyiOnlyifallowedbyapple"
      Wow is all I can say to this and everyone saying jailbreak = getting sued. Geohot did NOT get taken to court for jailbreaking his ps3. He went to court for releasing private proprietary keys that are sonys property. The psn was not taken down due to geohotz jailbreak. Hackers broke Their security on their servers and gained admin access to everything. Two totally different things. Hate to admit it but alot of my electronics are Sony except my computers and phone.

      Also you run the risk of having your personal and cc info stolen anytime you use them online(anywhere). Now that's a fact whether you like to admit it or not, but just a chance you take.

      Edit: just got my email from Sony regarding the attack.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by gixxerhoff750 View Post
      You apple fan boys are like the resurrection of the hippie! Commy bastards lmao. I bet you all drive volkswagens LMAO
      **** you. I'm an apple fanboy. I'm not a hippy and I dislike volkswagon.

      Quote Originally Posted by IXAdamOwnzXI View Post
      yesssssss.
      I hate you. Please go away.
    1. 14u2nv's Avatar
      14u2nv -
      So, do you think they will have their psn up by the time this releases or will you just have to play your games by yourself. hahahaha
    1. chillihound's Avatar
      chillihound -
      Sony's attitude is ****, it's products are ****.

      I don't give a **** what anyone says - I will never buy another Sony product ever.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      If I sued you for writing this comm, it would be ridiculous, right?

      So how is creating something you barely use grounds for a lawsuit? It's ridiculous, and if you want be a customer to a company that sues it's buyers, go right ahead and be my guest.
      Do you even know about the lawsuit? It is not simply for "jailbreaking" it is releasing the keys to the system. Geohot caved and settled, you don't blame the hacker that caved but blames the corporation that was only looking to protect its own interest. And yes I will buy many more Sony product in the future.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      Because you're not denying it or defending Apple and its iPad.
      I don't have to defend anyone >_< like I said, I'll buy a tablet that will be capable of doing what I need it to do, regardless of it being an Apple or Android tablet. Just cause I'm in mmi doesn't mean I have to go with the flow and defend Apple and it's products.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^His name is delusion... So he is delusional thus thinks everyone who owns an Apple product automatically become Apple fanboy.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Do you even know about the lawsuit? It is not simply for "jailbreaking" it is releasing the keys to the system. Geohot caved and settled, you don't blame the hacker that caved but blames the corporation that was only looking to protect its own interest. And yes I will buy many more Sony product in the future.
      Exactly! People need to learn that the reason he got sued was because he released the keys to the public. The whole boycot Sony thing is really dumb, I doubt everyone who owns a PS3 and say "I'm boycotting Sony" won't buy the newest game system they release.

      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      ^^His name is delusion... So he is delusional thus thinks everyone who owns an Apple product automatically become Apple fanboy.
      lol
    1. B7..RS4's Avatar
      B7..RS4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gixxerhoff750 View Post
      You apple fan boys are like the resurrection of the hippie! Commy bastards lmao. I bet you all drive volkswagens LMAO
      I bet you secretly love the beetle lmao. Vw makes some of the best cars (their other 5 or 6 subsidiaries).

      Anyway......screw the tablet, all time and effort should be put towards getting the psn back online!
    1. Neonexus's Avatar
      Neonexus -
      I don't get all this hating on Sony. Yeah apple is awesome they make mistake but they're great quality and I love my iPhone 4 but they're not infallible.

      What people don't realize is that Sony has there fingers in everything. They own 70% or the sensor market for cameras, Sony picture studios is one of the biggest movie studios in the world. They even teach other companies how to make 3d movies for f*** sake. If you all want to boycott them your losing heaps of your tech.

      If you were all smart enough you'd realize your talking about big corporations that love money. They all want more no matter they have to do. Whether it be suing a Known hacker or making a new product. Even apple has had it's fair share of lawsuits.
    1. ffocused's Avatar
      ffocused -
      So I guess nobody here is going to buy an iPhone 5?
      It will have a SONY camera onboard.....
    1. Neonexus's Avatar
      Neonexus -
      Lol that'll screw all you fan boys over.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      I'm not boycotting sony as a company, just the Playstation. I know it sounds dumb but it makes me feel better knowing the bastards won't be selling me the ps4.
    1. sam3173's Avatar
      sam3173 -
      With the issues Sony's having with the PSN Network, I'd stay away from this device. They have lost my confidence and my business.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      **** you. I'm an apple fanboy. I'm not a hippy and I dislike volkswagon.


      I hate you. Please go away.
      Just shut up
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Dear Sony, (and anyone else listening)

      If it doesn't connect to iTunes, run iOS, and have the appstore, ....... Nobody gives a .......
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      Does buying an idevice make you a fanboy? Goodness...
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      Why not, everyone is jumping on the tablet kick.