After a summer of details-free teaser videos, Sony is finally ready to reveal its S1 Android tablet.
The official name of the device will be the “Sony Tablet S” and the 9.4-inch slate is said to launch in the first two weeks of September. The tablet will ship with Android 3.1, though it will be able to support an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich when the latest Android OS becomes available.
As Sony promised, many of the key features of the Sony Tablet S will enable the slate to be used as a control for all devices in the home. Such qualities include an integrated IR blaster and the ability to “toss” media to other DLNA-compatible hardware, even non-Sony products.
The Sony Tablet S will sport a 3-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. Reports claim the device will feature accessories very similar to the iPad. The tablet will come equipped with “TrueBlack” screen technology, which is supposed to provide better colors with less glare, according to Sony.
As previously reported, the slate will come pre-installed with Sony software, including PlayStation Certified gaming, along with music, movie and book services. A retail price has not been set, though rumors of a $599 price tag have circulated in the past.