Well, it looks like the cat is out of the bag when it comes to who is going to be moving the Sony S2 Clamshelled dual screened Androidrunning Android 3.1 Honeycomb. After AT&T put our the press release you can see below, people, including us, started wondering, ‘What is the price and when is it launching?’ Nobody knows yet. Whether this device will actually take off is a whole other set of concerns. Sony doesn’t have the greatest track record for releasing ‘revolutionary’ products at the right time. the PS3 took forever to gain any ground, the PSP never really gained any ground, and the PSP Go didn’t have any ground at all. Launching a dual screened Android is a risk, but Sony is willing to take it.
Have a look at the other things Sony feels they can risk, such as the teaser videos for the S1 and S2 tablets and their art direction.
AT&T to Connect “Sony” S2 on Nation’s Fastest Mobile Broadband Network
DALLAS, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* today announced that AT&T will be the exclusive U.S. mobile broadband provider for the “Sony” S2 (codename), a dual screen, multi-functional ideal for mobile communication and entertainment, that Sony Corporation plans to launch later this year.
“We’re pleased to be working with AT&T on yet another unique mobile device,” said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Networked Technology and Services Division at Sony Electronics. “AT&T provides the speed and coverage that are integral to the different features and functions of our. We value our relationship as they share our commitment to growing the ‘Sony ‘ S2 and the market overall.”
The “Sony” S2 will be 4G** capable and Wi-Fi compatible. With a qualifying data plan, users of the “Sony ” S2 will have access to AT&T’s mobile broadband network and unlimited access to AT&T’s more than 20,000 hot spots nationwide. With both 4G and Wi-Fi, users can browse the Internet, access digital content including videos, games, and check e-mail, while on the go, nearly anytime.
“With its unprecedented, completely portable form factor, the ‘Sony‘ S2 offers enthusiasts a convenient and unique entertainment experience,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T emerging devices. “Users will be treated to exceptional graphics and the touch-screen capabilities will enable a fast and efficient website experience.”
AT&T will offer monthly data plans for the “Sony” S2. Distribution and pricing will be announced at launch.
For more information on AT&T, please visit www.att.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G compatible device. Learn more at att.com/network.
***Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
[Via – Engadget]