小编摘要：8月31日，索尼公司发布了第一代搭载谷歌安卓操作系统的两款平板电脑：形状为楔形的索尼Tablet S和蛤壳外形的索尼Tablet P。
导读：8月31日，索尼公司发布了第一代搭载谷歌安卓操作系统的两款平板电脑：形状为楔形的索尼Tablet S和蛤壳外形的索尼Tablet P。蛤壳外形的索尼Tablet P与目前市面上的平板电脑非常不同，配备了双显示器，可以像书本那样打开，这两款显示器大小为5.5英寸。两块显示器可以独立的运行，也可互相关联地同时使用。其中一块可以当做键盘使用，而另一块则可用来收发和查阅邮件。
而楔形的索尼Tablet S配备9.4英寸的IPS显示器，采用索尼TruBlack 和 Bravia显示技术，支持4G网络。该款平板有16G和32G两种版本，在未来的数周之内将上市。
Sony yesterday unveiled the world’s first folding tablet computer, which it hopes will challenge Apple’s iPad.
The £479 Sony Tablet P has two 5.5in touchscreens and can be folded in half, making it more portable than the iPad and other similar devices.
Sony says it will easily fit inside a handbag or jacket pocket. It is £20 cheaper than an iPad 2 with the same wi-fi and 3G internet access.
The two sides of the tablet can be combined and used as one large screen – albeit with a potentially irritating hinge running through the middle.
They can also operate independently, with one running a game and one running emails, for example.
Like other tablet computers it can download music and videos and has cameras on the front and back, allowing for video calls.
Tablet computers are predicted to be the hottest Christmas must-haves this year, along with smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone 5, due to be unveiled this month. Details of the device were revealed at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, where a host of manufacturers were revealing new or upgraded tablets.
Sony also unveiled a more conventional tablet, the Sony S.
It has a 9.4in touchscreen, and it comes with infrared technology, which means it can be used as a remote control for a TV or Blu-ray disc player. At the touch of a button, video and photos can be transferred – or ‘thrown’ – from the tablets to compatible TV sets, such as Sony’s Bravia range.The version with wi-fi access will cost £399, the same as a similar 16GB iPad 2. An iPad 2 with wi-fi and 3G access costs £499. The wi-fi version will be available in the UK from the middle of September, while the enhanced 3G version and the folding Sony Tablet P will go into stores in November.
The Mobile Gazette website praised the ‘innovative design’ of the products and said: ‘These two Sony tablets could finally provide some serious competition to the Apple iPad 2.’
But Jeff Loff, an electronics analyst at Macquarie Securities, was not impressed with the new offerings, giving the blunt assessment: ‘We think the design will fail.’