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Sony tablets reportedly scheduled for a September launch across Europe

The Sony S1 and S2 tablets expected to hit the market before end of summer

The upcoming Sony S1 and S2 tablets could be coming to European markets by the end of September, according to tipsters from Engadget.

The site claims to have received a private note from Sony’s marketing group highlighting a September release window “for an unnamed tablet from the company,” likely the recently revealed S1 and S2 tablets. By “unnamed,” we assume that the company will soon be revealing more appropriate names for the two tablets at some point in the future.

Sony CEO Howard Stringer had previously confirmed a tablet launch for this summer or fall, however, so a September release is definitely not farfetched. In the U.S., the tablets have recently reached the FCC.

Additionally, pre-orders for the two tablets will reportedly begin sometime around August, so launch prices for the devices may be disclosed around that time. Other than that, we will have to wait and see how well Sony’s first tablet offerings will stand in the face of competing Android and iOS devices.

For more information and specs on the Sony tablets, check out the reveal article here.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-06-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)