Sony S1 tablets hit FCC

June 7, 2011
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Sony's S1 Honeycomb tablet has crossed the FCC, following its clamshell cousin the Sony S2. Four versions of the S1 are listed, the  SGPT111US/S, SGPT112US/S, SGPT111CA/S and SGPT112CA/S, with Sony suggesting that the only differences are for "marketing purposes."

We're guessing that's two models for the US and two for Canada, perhaps with different amounts of memory inside. All four get WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR but, unlike with the S2, there's no 3G/4G connectivity. We spoke too soon: the S1 has a separately listed 3G module, the same HSPA+ capable Ericsson chipset as the S2.

Sony has previously said that the S1 and S2 will go on sale sometime this fall, perhaps with a change of name before that happens. The tablets run Android, but other hardware has been left undetermined; however, Sony has confirmed that the S1 will function as a universal remote control, using a built-in IR emitter to tame your A/V setup.

[via SlashGear]


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