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Sony’s Android tablets, S1 and S2, could be available in Europe starting September

When Sony announced their S1 and S2 Android tablets, they left a few things out – like a launch date for example. Now there’s chatter that the tablets (or at least one of them) will be arriving in Europe in September.

An alleged note from Sony says that a tablet (which the note doesn’t explicitly name) will be available through three retailers in September, after a pre-order period in August. No prices were given, but the S1 or S2 tablets (or both) will be available through Sony Direct, UK’s John Lewis department store, and a third retailer (the note doesn’t say which it is). More retailers will be offering the tablets around the holidays.

According to the note, the Android tablet from Sony holds its own against the Apple iPad 2 (but then again the note was written by Sony’s marketing group, so that’s not saying much). Unique design features are characteristic of the tablet – unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) both the Sony S1 and S2 tablets are pretty unique and I can’t guess which one Sony meant.

The S1 and S2 tablets passed FCC inspection, so they’ll probably be available in the US at some time, though the note from Sony doesn’t give any hints on that one.

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