Sony S1 and S2 screenshots leaked
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With Sony's anticipated S1 and S2 tablets preparing for an autumn release, the company has been busy readying support documents, some of which went public prematurely this week.
According to the screenshots – grabbed by Carrypad from Sony's support site before their hasty removal – the Sony slabs will ship with the latest Android 3.2.
One shot shows the device using a proprietary adaptor, while another offers a glimpse at Sony's virtual keyboard with numeric keypad.
The company has been relatively silent over the slate's specifications, although sources indicated to Cnet this week that both models will offer 16GB and 32GB versions.
The same insiders said the S1 will come in both Wi-Fi only and 3G + Wi-Fi editions, while the S2 will only offer the latter. Battery life is supposedly "comparable to the iPad 2".
Sony's S1 and S2 tablets will hit shelves this autumn, most likely before IFA this September. For further leaked screenshots, click through to page 2. ®
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Proprietary cable connection!!! really, why are tablet manufactures going down this route, when all the phones are going standard USB? Just lob a decent charger in the box damn it.
I'll tell you...
Because it's Sony. Sony are incapable of shipping anything standard, whether it be charging connectors or memory sticks.
This was the main reason which put me off a Sony phone a while back; I refused to consider getting a Walkman phone as I didn't want to buy a Sony memory stick when I had a perfectly good micro SD card I could put in the phone.
Yup, that's Sony for ya! And why I stopped buying their crap about 15 years ago, no matter how pretty it is.
Is that cheap looking tat, the foldy thing?
Looks like a PDA from 1990...
Not the only company doing this
I brought into the Asus tablet club. What we get is a puny cable that is woefully short with a special connector that ONLY fits the Asus pad and dock. This is used for charging and will at some stage provide USB hosting (But the release of such vaporware still eludes us several months on from release). However can you buy the cable on it's own? Or a Longer cable? Can you bloody hell! Instead you have to fork out a ridiculous amount for a new charging unit in order to get another (short) cable. The only good thing about it is that you can run an extension using a bog standard USB cable. But if you break the cable or charger that will be $50 please.
A lot of companies seem to be shafting people on proprietary accessories.