Sony Honeycomb Tablet to Launch in Summer, CEO Says
Sony is one of the few electronics manufacturers to not have at least a tablet prototype to show off, but that will change soon. Sony CEO Howard Stringer said the company will bring its Android Honeycomb tablet to market by the end of summer.
The rumors of a Sony Android tablet, called the S1 , have been interesting simply because of the design. It apparently has a "wrap" or scroll design along the side that makes the case curl back on itself. The specs include a Tegra 2 processor and a 9.4-inch display running Android 3.0 Honeycomb . But it's not clear if Stringer is referring to the S1 or the S2 (which has a clamshell design).
Stringer's statement, reported by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, also corroborates the rumor that Sony's tablet would launch in September. However, Sony has told AV Watch (on a separate occasion) that the company has only promised the tablet would be available by the end of the year, significantly padding their release window.