Sony S2 to be 3G only, claims leak
The upcoming dual-screen Sony S2 tablet could be selling with 3G capabilities regardless of whether or not users will make use of the function, according to sources close to CNet. The reason for the possible forced 3G is unknown, but the S2 is said to come in 16GB and 32GB models with WiFi as well.
Meanwhile, the source points out that the 9.4-inch Sony S1 tablet could be coming in the same 16GB and 32GB flavors, too, albeit the 3G would be optional. An SD memory card reader, a high-end IPS display and a battery life “comparable to the iPad 2” will all supposedly be highlights of the S1 hardware.
Sony officially announced the S1 and S2 tablets back in late April, although a solid release date is still unknown. Recent rumors put both tablets down for a September launch, although AT&T will be carrying the S2 tablet exclusively in the United States. The eventual launch of the two tablets is expected to be quite significant as they mark Sony’s first foray into the consumer tablet market.