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Sony bring PlayStation to the tablet with the S1

Rumours suggest Sony is currently working on an Android 3.0 powered tablet boasting the PlayStation certification that mobiles will need for gaming.

Engadget reports the S1 tablet is currently being designed by Sony’s Vaio division, has a 9.4-inch screen and will ship with PSOne games preloaded.

Included in the package will be 100 percent connection to Sony’s Qriocity music and video service and Sony Reader capabilities.

The product will likely launch with Sony’s Vaio branding and feature a customised Honeycomb UI to take on the iPad.

Things get even more exciting when you learn about the tablet’s design, described by Engadget as “an open paperback stuffed into the back pocket, or a magazine folded backward upon itself such that only a single page is visible to read.”

The idea is that the centre of gravity is set as such that you can type easily on flat surfaces but also while holding the device one handed.

Specs include a 1280×800 resolution screen, Tegra 2 chip, front and rear cameras and a USB port to read media from USB devices. An IR port allows you to control other Bravia devices. A high gloss black front is combined with a matte-silver underside.

Pricing is aimed directly at the iPad and it should, if we are lucky, get shipped around September.


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