To go with its PlayStation Phone, Sony will soon be releasing a pair of wild and wacky PlayStation-certified tablet computers as well. Which, as of today, have most of their release info locked down.
They could be running the tablet industry, but nah, they'd rather price match Apple. When will these companies learn that people are just going to go with the iPad if they have to spend $500 or more?!?!
Yup, just ask HP and Motorola. How is Motorola XOOM going and how's that clearanced HP tablets going? Seems the only one succeeding is Apple and the smaller value tablet/ebook players like Nook. However, Sony is known to price their products in the [email protected] overpriced range so what do you expect?
Just ran across this article about tablets that echoes my sentiment: http://www.economist.com/bl...
I really do like Sony's tablet. It's really unique but still appealing to the eyes, unlike most tabs that are out, which look too much like the iPad. Plus they have their own overlay of the Android OS. I wish they would reconsider that price--$300 would've been the sweet spot for me--I'd be in the market to buy more than one at that price. [email protected], Sony...
Actually, ASUS and Samsung are doing very well in the tablet market because of their competitive pricing. Also, they make excellent tablets.
$500 US dollars! People will just get a second job so they can get these!
so im guessing all the people that have bought the iPad have gotten second jobs as well
iPad, galaxy tab 10.1 and almost all the high end tablets cost about the same.
It only seems to matters when Sony does it. Everything they make is always over priced even when it is basically the same price as everything else.
@ Blackburn. That was priceless. Or as ppl criticising sony on everything would say "overpriced"
I was just talking about this yesterday and got like 20 disagrees. I said the next playstation is gonna be a tab and will come out sooner than later, next thing i know, boom, ps tabs out this month. Only thing is though, its not bc with ps3 or ps2, and I don't see this thing doing ps4 games so what the hell is really goin on? Sony is schizophrenic at this point.
You are wrong. This is not an official new playstation platform. It's sony android tablets, the S1 and the S2 both running on android OS honeycomb version. They are "playstation certified" so they can play ps1 games that can be downloaded via playstation suite.
It would be cool if they had bluetooth so you could use your DualShock 3 controller to play games on it. I'm still not gonna spend $500 for one though. haha Make it 300 and I'll consider it.
^^ Actually you can do that: http://androidandme.com/201...
these are not 'PlayStation' tablets. and it's a few months since it was known sony was going to make tablets. These are just PS suite certified..
Just like in boxing, you can not expect a new tab to take on the champion going toe to toe. Bad idea.
At least its not... ...599 US Dollars... ...599 US Dollars... ...599 US Dollars... ...599 US Dollars...
I dont get this playstation certified phones and tablets sony's being touting. I mean whats so appealing about playing PS1 games on 2011 technology? Sure playing PS1 games on PS2/PSP/PS3/PS1 system is okay but what I mean is why just don't the Xperia and tablets play updated PS3 games?
This is also a good question for people who mod their consoles, just to put emulators on them. It's 2011. Time to move on. Besides that, though, I think these tabs look sweet.
No, modding to play old games on emulators is close to free...paying 500 to for a tablet that lets you BUY old games is not free
good point, but, that's not the *only* reason to buy tablets.
I love Sony and would love this tablet. But, priced the same as an iPad? I can't justify that purchase.
Why could you justify the price of an apple product? Lol i just dont get that. With any android tablet you get more functionality. True no android tablet is as popular as the ipad, but if a person is willing to pay 500+ dollars for an ipad then they should be prepared to pay the same for a comparable product.
I hear people say that a lot, but I don't see what functionality Android has over iOS, minus Flash
Isn't Flash enough? If all things are equal, shouldn't adding something extra make one of them better?
I would love to buy one of these.... But i already bought a wifi xoom some time ago(which i love) and i cant justify spending the money I wish sony had released one of these earlier
Its decisions like this that make me wonder if Sony have a clue about consumers anymore. Their tablet designs are average with the clam shell one just being plain rubbish. As for the price, you have to use less plastic if you want to convince the consumer they are getting quality.
The S2 looks damn ugly.
@wraith Android offers more than just flash support (though flash is a big deal, why pay 500+ for something you can't fully use like an ipad or even the iphone) -voice activated features such as search and transcribing text -full on customization options with in the ui -true multi tasking -notifications work much better -you can download things directly through the internet as opposed to only through the app store. I'm sure I've left some thing out but thats the basics
1. iOS has apps for that also besides Bing and Google + 2. are you referring to widgets? iOS has customization options as well, without being jail broken also. 3. Notifications are better? That sounds subjective to me, besides, there are apps for sounds or whatever you want your notifications to appear like. I don't know if I understand you though on that topic. 4. What's the difference? Anyway, most of these things will have to be done by rooting your phone, which is the equivalent of jail breaking an iOS device. A big feature of iOS that I prefer is being able to take a screenshot by only having to press the home and sleep button simultaneously, and then use the screenshot as a wall paper. There is only 1 or 2 android phones that do this and you still have to go through hell to do this. There is also only one or two android phones that allow you to surf the Internet while talking on the phone and those devices have to be on a certain network. And then also there are official apps that allow remote desktop function were you can control your home pc from anywhere in the world. This function brings up your whole desktop in real time while utilizing the whole screen of the iOS device, which means, Flash is taken care of by browsing the internet of your home pc, which means I have Flash without neglecting the 10 hour battery life.
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