Sony Honeycomb Android Tablet Coming In US This Summer,2011

by mohit on April 8, 2011

With the Smartphone war enjoying its separate share in the Tech-industry, the Tablet-war is something that’s catching up fire at a fast pace since the launch of Apple’s iPad in the tech-world. Today, there is no dearth of Tablet computers in the market. Almost every big name in the tech-world is coming up with the Tablet to try and compete with the arch rival iPad and grab their share of the pie.

After the launch Samsung Galaxy tab, Motorola Xoom Tablet, and few others, now its time for Sony to launch its Tablet machine. Yes, According to the Sony chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer, Sony is all set to release an Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablet. Speaking to Japan’s Nikkei newspaper, he said that the device would appear by the end of the summer but did not give details. He quotes – “Sony Corp. plans to release a tablet computer by the end of summer […] the tablet will run Google Inc.’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb software, and will be sold in the U.S. market first(and will hit the rest of the world before the end of the year.).”

Sony has previously indicated that it was working on both a PlayStation-accredited “S1” tablet and a folding “S2” version. Now, a Billion dollar question is – The company, through its partnership with Ericsson, has plenty of experience with Android handsets( for example, PlayStation-accredited Xperia Play mobile phone). Whether or not Sony can break into the highly-competitive U.S. tablet market ???

Nothing is much clear on the design and specs as of now. However, the device is expected to look like a folded book with a bulge on the side. On the software front the tablet is expected to be Playstation certified and will run PS1 games, powered by a Tegra 2 processor.

But Sony needs to be cautious of the stiff competition out there. With Apple’s iPad taking the vast majority of the tablet market(some analysts suggesting they account for more than 90 per cent of all sales.) and Sales have reportedly not been too good for Motorola Xoom while Samsung admitting that its original Galaxy Tab 7″ model has been hard for retailers to sell, Will the Sony’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet will able to make a difference? We wish them luck.

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