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PlayStation Certified Tablets Officially Announced by Sony

Though the PlayStation Network may be having some major technical issues, that hasn’t stopped Sony from going forward with a recent press event over in Japan. They’ve revealed numerous details about their upcoming tablets, and they will be PlayStation Certified.

As Engadget shows us, two tablets that we’ve known about have been officially revealed. Dubbed S1 and S2, they both run Android 3.0 (a.k.a “Honeycomb”), utilize NVIDIA Tegra 2 technology, and are scheduled to launch later this year. While the S1 is a more vanilla offering in terms of specifications, it does have a unique folded design to its body, which provides for an angled view when the device is laid down in landscape mode. It sports a 9.4-inch 1280×800 touchscreen and front and rear cameras, and will also be compatible with Qriocity‘s lineup of services. The S2 on the other hand features a clamshell design, which opens to reveal dual 5.5-inch 1024×480 touchscreens. Example applications for this kind of setup included composing an e-mail using a fullscreen keyboard on the bottom while viewing the e-mail on the top screen, and a PlayStation One emulator utilizing the entire bottom screen as a controller and the upper screen displaying the game (in this case, Crash Bandicoot). Is this enough innovation to take on the crowded tablet market? Take a look at the press gallery below, and stay with PlayStation LifeStyle for more on these tablets as the news is released.