Jun 15th, 2011

When we last heard from Sony and their beautifully designed S1 and S2 tablets, they were said to launch this fall. However vague that launch date was, it appears as if Engadget has received a letter from Sony’s marketing team indicating that the devices will be available for pre-order as early as August and will launch sometime in September in the UK. Now, I’m no astrologist but that sounds more like summer to me and I’m definitely okay with that.

Sony’s S1 throws your standard tablet design for a loop with a refreshing “folded” back design. Their S2 is also trying to change things up with a very unique dual-screen clamshell design not too unlike what we’ve seen on the Kyocera Echo. There’s no denying that both devices are uber sexy and will be available from Sony Direct and a select few UK retailers. However, come Christmas, you can expect availability to open up through the usual outlets. As always, we’ll be keeping you posted.

Anyone else excited about, not only the design of the S1, but the possible functionality of Sony’s S2 line of tablets?

[Via Engadget]

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