Sony has announced they will be releasing the first in their line of Android-fueled PlayStation tablet computers in September.
The Sony Tablet S will come complete with a 9.4-inch touchscreen and weigh 1.3 pounds. The S will come in two models: a 16 GB version for $500 and a 32 GB version for $600. The other model, the Sony Tablet P, is coming out in November. This device looks looks somewhat similar to a Nintendo DS and will be the first tablet designed to use two screens.
Tablet S and Tablet P features include TruBlack display, web browsing, a full on-screen keyboard, built-in infra-red Universal Remote, built-in DLNA media apps, Android apps and games, Video Unlimited, Music Unlimited and the Reader Store. Tablet S uses Android Honeycomb 3.1, a Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz processor, includes a 5 megapixel camera and has an eight-hour battery life.
Both of the tablets will be "PlayStation Certified" meaning you can access and download PlayStation 1 games to play on the go. You'll also have access to all of the Android games and apps.
Honestly I had never heard of the PlayStation tablets until this morning, and I'm pretty surprised that Sony is releasing them in the first place when they have the Vita on the way. With such a promising launch lineup coming for the Vita, it seems as these products might be competing with one another. What do you think of the Sony PlayStation tablets? Will you be picking up one of these models in the future?