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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. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Did u miss the whole thing with geohot, or did u just fall off the earth for a day or two?
      What does Sony's lawsuit have to do with them making quality products? Plus I have no loyalty to Hotz, he does great things for the JB community but F him..... If the sony tablet fit my needs and I could get it for a good price I would def pick one up and not think twice about poor gh.

      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      After all the crap they have been doing lately there is NO way I will ever buy anything $ony again.
      This has already failed. Nobody will buy $ony stuff anymore.
      Do you really think John Q Public 1. Knows about Geohot and the lawsuit 2. Gives a fudge about GH 3. Won't buy Sony products because of their case against GH? The fact that you wrote that shows you're a very ignorant person.
    1. Kinkme93's Avatar
      Kinkme93 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      What does Sony's lawsuit have to do with them making quality products? Plus I have no loyalty to Hotz, he does great things for the JB community but F him..... If the sony tablet fit my needs and I could get it for a good price I would def pick one up and not think twice about poor gh.


      Do you really think John Q Public 1. Knows about Geohot and the lawsuit 2. Gives a fudge about GH 3. Won't buy Sony products because of their case against GH? The fact that you wrote that shows you're a very ignorant person.
      Agree
    1. buci1er's Avatar
      buci1er -
      i'm gonna lol...
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Finally a decent Android tablet, now all I got to do is choose is between BB PlayBook or the S1 or S2.

      have you not seen the LG G-slate or the Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 and 8.9 ?!?!
    1. reznor9's Avatar
      reznor9 -
      I'm guessing GeoHotz won't be jailbreaking these devices. :-P
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I just find it funny that literally HUNDREDS of tablets from dozens of manufacturers have to come out just to compete with ONE product from Apple. #win
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sam3173 View Post
      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.
      And same thing did not happen to iTunes account?
      Many people have reported that their iTunes account had bunch of unauthorized charges along with their private information distributed. Hell even Apple's precious iTunes card is not secure, they were selling $1000 iTunes card for like $200 for a while.
      But you are still using iTunes and Apple products, aren't we prejudice.

      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I just find it funny that literally HUNDREDS of tablets from dozens of manufacturers have to come out just to compete with ONE product from Apple. #win
      Because people compete with the leader in the technology, you would not compete with Joe Schmo tablet because it gets you no where. Still remember when Sony was the leader in TV, people were competing or say just as good as Sony etc
    1. buragas's Avatar
      buragas -
      Are u having a nightmares with sony?
    1. Villebilly's Avatar
      Villebilly -
      I didn't care for the way Sony handled the geohot situation. Apple could have went after him long ago in the same manner but the difference is that despite their stance against JB, they realize the JB community is loyal to them and makes their devices more enticing.

      People with business cred know you do not want to be late to the market and if you do you better be able to blow the earlier product out of the water. This article doesn't state anything really special about these Sony tablets which you'd think it would get lots of attention.

      I probably won't get one, but have several questions...
      Do I have to purchase PS games again to play on S1/S2?
      How much would PS games cost?
      Does it use a controller?

      It would have been nice if their was some comparitive stats on the device.

      It's always interesting when companies that are trying to compete are this far behind in developing their products. Make something NEW, don't just try to make copies. That's what I like about Apple.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I just find it funny that literally HUNDREDS of tablets from dozens of manufacturers have to come out just to compete with ONE product from Apple. #win
      hey stupid. apple did NOT invent the tablet., they got that idea from somebody else.
    1. Markly_1's Avatar
      Markly_1 -
      No I will stick with the ipad2
    1. johnsonkid's Avatar
      johnsonkid -
      That got my attention also, perhaps we can see who is online and be able to send them a message. Or maybe take your avatar from Home and have some sort of mini games or challenges they have to do in the real world to get "money"


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    1. james punnett's Avatar
      james punnett -
      no competition at all,,,,,,,,, sony is far far away,,,,,,,