Sony Has Two New PlayStation Tablet Devices

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Following hot on the heels of the first PlayStation Phone, Sony has today unveiled its first tablet devices that will be capable of (officially) playing PlayStation games.


The S1 tablet, which is a Tegra-powered device and is tapered on one end "like holding a magazine", will be the first Sony tablet device to carry the "PlayStation Certified" label, meaning it can play both PS1 games and other Sony-approved titles specifically for mobile platforms. It has a 9-inch screen.

In addition to the first PlayStation tablet device, the S1, Sony has today also unveiled a second, the S2, a tablet that can fold into a DS-like clamshell.

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This gives it a slightly different approach to gaming; when folded into its clamshell form, the S2 can operate like a touch-screen DS, with controls on the bottom screen while the "top" screen is free to display nothing but action.

Both the S2's screens are 5.5 inches, with a 1024x480 display.

The S1 and S2 will be available in the Fall, with no word yet as of pricing. In addition to the PlayStation Suite, both devices will aos be compatible with Sony's online music services and its e-book store. Both run on Android 3.0, and have wi-fi, 3G and 4G connectivity.


You can also, if you've got other Sony gear in your living room, use them as remote controls for things like Bravia TV sets.



Michael Karell

There is no excuse in this day and age for a tablet sized device not being able to play PS2 games. Consider how small the PS2 slim was, how long ago it was release, and how fast hardware advances.