NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Taking another swing at tablets, Sony (SNE) - Get SONY GROUP CORPORATION SPONSORED ADR Report introduced two Google (GOOG) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class C Report Android-powered devices Tuesday aimed at Apple's (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report popular iPad.
The two tablets, the S1 9.4-inch touchscreen and the S2, a dual 5.5-inch screen fold-open device, will arrive this fall, says Sony.
The tablets are designed to run on Android's Honeycomb operating system and will use WiFi as well as cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections. Both devices differ in design from the flat slab common to other tablets. The S1 has a wedge shape and the S2 has a rounded shell that opens flat with two screens.
Sony says the tablets will work on the PlayStation Network, similar to
Xbox live networked gaming service.
The Sony tablets enter what has been a difficult market for iPad challengers. The
Research In Motion's
PlayBook have not exactly delivered blockbuster sales success. Sony's earlier attempt at tablets last year -- the Dash -- failed to cash in on the gadget trend.
Both Sony tablets are media players targeted to more toward entertainment and less toward computing.
Sony shares, which are down 16% so far this year, were unchanged in early trading Tuesday.
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