Sony is set to launch a computer tablet that rivals the Apple iPad later this year. The product code-named S1 was unveiled today in Tokyo. It has a 9.4 inch display for viewing online content, such as movies, music, video games and electronics books, and for online connections, including email and social networking. They also showed S2, a smaller mobile device with two 5.5 inch displays that can be folded like a book.
A spokesman said the pricing would be competitive when they go on sale worldwide around September. Both run Google’s Android 3.0 operating system. The spokesman also mentioned both of the latest tablets feature Sony’s “saku saku,” or nifty, technology that allows for smooth and quick access to online content and for getting browsers working almost instantly after a touch.