Sony confirms Honeycomb tablet rumors


Ever since the iPad, many of the big names in technology have released their own tablets. HP, RIM, Motorola, LG, and even Viewsonic all have tablet offerings. A name that has been absent from the list of tablet manufacturers has long been Sony, and that is finally about to change.

Earlier this year, there were rumors circulating that Sony was planning a Honeycomb-based "PlayStation tablet." This week, a supposed leak spurred more rumors, which have since been confirmed by Sony CEO Howard Stringer. He revealed that the company was in fact working on a companion device to the PlayStation phone. He said the tablet would be released sometime this summer, but he did not give us any clues about specifications.

Based on the previous rumors, however, there are two potential designs for the tablet. One is a 9.4-inch device with Tegra 2 that wouldn't be fodder for us at Pocketables. The other is the previously mentioned S2, a supposed oval clamshell sporting dual 5.5-inch screens and the Tegra processor. The former would retail for $599, and the latter for $699. It is speculated that both would run a special Sony-customized version of Android. 

Then again, this is just speculation. Stringer did not reference either of the "designs" when he confirmed the device, so we really don't know what we will get. We could get something totally different, or one of the two more familiar devices. Either way, choice is always good, and Sony fans will definitely want to take a look at whatever is released. 

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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