Numerous firms seem fascinated with the idea of producing a successful dual-screen device. Nintendo did it years ago with their successful line of Nintendo DS series of mobile game consoles. There was Microsoft’s concept Courier tablet that was never manufactured. Then, there’s the odd gigantic dual 10-inch Kno tablet targetted at college students that never took off. Toshiba has a Courier-like concept notebook with dual-displays too. But, it looks like Sony may be the first with a dual-display Android tablet with the potential to actually succeed: The S2 Tablet.
Unfortunately, it will only be available through AT&T int he U.S. This means that there will not be a less expensive WiFi-only model.
The Sony S2 Tablet is a dual-core, 4G capable tablet running Android OS 3.0 (Honeycomb). This means that it will be capable of working with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking apps available for Android devices. Its dual 5.5-inch displays are on a hinge which lets the top display be positioned in a comfortable viewing angle while leavng the virtual on-screen keyboard flat relative to the user. It also has an Infrared (IR) port that lets it act as a universal remote control for a variety of consumer electronic products (like TVs).
Neither Sony nor AT&T have provided price information.