Sony to enter tablet market this summer

Sony has confirmed its entry in the tablet market. During an interview with Japan’s Nikkei newspaper, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has confirmed that the company will be launching a tablet by the end of the summer.

The tablets will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Sony confirmed earlier this year the introduction of two tablets, one PlayStation accredited “S1” tablet featuring a 9.4-inch display and a folding “S2” version with two 5.5-inch screens.

Sony PlayStation Certified

The Sony tablets will be PlayStation Certified running on Sony’s PlayStation Suite platform for Android devices. This means that PlayStation titles will be downloadable and developers will be able to create new games using the new tablet environment.

In this increasingly competitive tablet market, Sony must stand out from the crowd, and the PlayStation Suite Platform may be the way to go. As competitors like Apple’s iPad, which currently dominates the tablet market with its second generation of tablet – the Ipad 2, Sony must have something different. Something the Motorola Xoom or the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesnt have, and the Playstation Suite Platform will surely make heads turn. But is it too late? Or is it just more like better late than never? We’ll have to see by the end of the year.

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