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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. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      And you know that for a fact how?
      Because you're not denying it or defending Apple and its iPad.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Yes, they will challenge the first iPad but come no where near the iPad 2
    1. vedavis's Avatar
      vedavis -
      [OFF-TOPIC]
      Bring Sony down to it's knees.
      [ON-TOPIC]

      Ask any novice: Galaxy? Noooo. Playbook? I've heard of Playboy...

      End Result: iPad will dominate for a number of years.
    1. RedDwarf2010's Avatar
      RedDwarf2010 -
      I wouldn't touch it with a 12 foot pole. After the Geohot incident, Sony can take the S***1 & S***2 and shove it up their dumb**sess!
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      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!
      I have a ps3 but I play the xbox which I have as well... if you have $30 I sale u my ps3... After what they did to geohot no more Sony. Also sony camera for sale lol. And one more thing competition is not even close...
      Well all know it
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Yay Sony tablets!!!! Jailbreak/root them and get sued.
      lmaoooooo
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Did Geohot somehow made Sony electronics unreliable? Did users of PS3 (jailbroken/rooted) taken to court? Why must I get all hysterical over something that did was already settled in court (last I recall).
      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.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by zplit View Post
      I have a ps3 but I play the xbox which I have as well... if you have $30 I sale u my ps3... After what they did to geohot no more Sony. Also sony camera for sale lol. And one more thing competition is not even close...
      Well all know it
      The only sony product i use is the movies, and that is only rarely.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      I definitely do not see these becoming very popular. If anything and I mean "iF" people are interested than it would probably be in the s1.

      Sorry to say but I love quality apple products... Wait nevermind I'm not sorry
    1. vaughnhenry2's Avatar
      vaughnhenry2 -
      How many times have we heard that before!
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by zplit View Post
      I have a ps3 but I play the xbox which I have as well... if you have $30 I sale u my ps3... After what they did to geohot no more Sony. Also sony camera for sale lol. And one more thing competition is not even close...
      Well all know it
      $30 for a ps3? SOLD!!
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      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.
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      Who the heck buys this stuff?! I see people everywhere with iPads but I have yet to see a single soul wandering around with a Xoom or galaxy tab. Or soon to be this!(these)
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Or how about everybody that's saying "I'm not buying anything that has to do with Sony because of the law suit with geohot" grow the f*** up. It has nothing to do with you or how good their products are. If the tablets are good buy it, if not then don't. Simple as that. I'm tired of reading about all this sh!t about Sony and geohot and saying oh im going to boycott them cause I'm cool. Stfu
    1. gixxerhoff750's Avatar
      gixxerhoff750 -
      Ya know I here ya Sony has turned to crap in alot of ways. Computers crap, stereos crap, tvs good!! Last forever. It's cool to boycott them for the geohot thing too, they pretty much are the riaa! Apple makes quality stuff no doubht, but they are worst then communists with this denying apps, fighting jailbreaks, trying to patent the name pod among other crap they do! if it wasn't for the jailbreak myself as well as millions of others would boycott apple! Not defending Sony cause they suck worse but for real get off apples nuts for a minute then maybe we truly see the potential of our devices without tip toeing around voiding our warrantys
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      I'm not an apple fan boy and never own a playstation on my life I don't even like video games I think video games make u lazy sorry guys I know most of u like video games lol but I just love my iPhone 4 and I don't like Sony cuz of geo law sue
      Holy smiley abuse, Batman!!
    1. farrierservice's Avatar
      farrierservice -
      Don't worry Sony after what you did to geohot i will not be buying any if your products.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. gixxerhoff750's Avatar
      gixxerhoff750 -
      You apple fan boys are like the resurrection of the hippie! Commy bastards lmao. I bet you all drive volkswagens LMAO
    1. MiSTRFiNGA's Avatar
      MiSTRFiNGA -
      Jailbreak it and goto prison... O_o
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      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"