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Sony shows off two new tablets

Sony’s two new Honeycomb tablets, the S1, left, and S2. (Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)

Sony unveiled on Tuesday two new Honeycomb tablets that it hopes can help the company crack the latest device market.

The Sony S1 is a 9.7-inch wedge-shaped tablet aimed for heavy media users.

The S2, a folding 5.5-inch dual-screen device, is designed for mobile use. The back of each screen is slightly rounded — Wired’s Charlie Sorrel likened the shape to a “squashed burrito.” The screens can be used together or independently, according to Sony’s official news release.

Both tablets will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and are WiFi and WAN compatible. They will also integrate the Sony’s Qriocity music and video service and the PlayStation Suite, so users can play first-generation PlayStation titles on the devices.

There’s no official word on prices or a release date beyond “fall 2011.”

What do you think of Sony’s new designs?

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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