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Sony confirmed to be working on a Honeycomb-powered tablet

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Sony confirmed to be working on a Honeycomb-powered tablet
Remember those rumors about a PlayStation-certified tablet, which Sony has been supposedly working on? Well, it is not a rumor anymore, at least for the most part. It was Sir Howard Stringer himself, Sony's chief executive officer, the one to let the cat out of the bag and confirm that the company will launch a Honeycomb-powered tablet computer by the end of this summer. What is even better is that the device will probably be released on the U.S. market first instead of debuting in Japan. It was not made exactly clear whether the tablet will truly be PlayStation-certified, but that is still not out of the question.

The news of Sir Howard Stringer's announcement comes from a recent report by the Japanese media giant Nikkei quoted by Bloomberg. However, it was never mentioned if the device will adopt Sony's conceptual “wrap” design, the rumored dual-screen folding one, or it will simply be a straightforward slate tablet like the ones we are familiar with.  About the PlayStation part of the equation, hardcore gaming without any physical buttons can be a bit tricky, but if Sony has really decided to aim its tablet at the gaming crowds, we suppose that it will also introduce a matching wireless gamepad as well. All we have to do now is wait until photos of the tablet start leaking on the web.

source: Bloomberg via Engadget

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posted on 04 Apr 2011, 08:28 1

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

SE is starting to make its smartphone and tablet market more competitive if they completely popularize the xperia brand, just like rim with blackberry and apple with iDevices they might reach a really hight place in sales other companies should just popularize one name instead of just making hundreds of names for hundreds on devices... I'M LOOKING AT YOU MOTOROLA and HTC

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 09:16

2. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Sony is being smart, knowing that there is a gaming market in the cellphone market. Following apple's model of exclusive apps, Sony can do that with games.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 09:29

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

the play station suite its supposed so be available for non SE devices bringing all those game to a considerable amount of android phones, but they want a signature brand to back up when it comes to gaming

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 10:44

4. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

Interesting.. Looking forward to see taht tablet in the wild one of these days..

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