Sony S2 to be 3G only, claims leak

The S1 and S2 tablets could be launching with different capacities as well, supposedly up to 32GB

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.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-08- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.