Sony has shown designs for two touchscreen devices for release later this year, both of which will have access to “high quality first generation PlayStation titles.”
The tablets, codenamed S1 and S2, are PlayStation Certified and will presumably have access to similar games available for Xperia Play.
S1 is an iPad-type affair, a single screen with a 9.4-inch display. S2 is a clamshell device, designed for “mobile communication and entertainment,” with two 5.5-inch screens and a 1024×480 display.
S2 has been shown playing games using touch controls on the lower screen, as you can see above. A video has been released of the two devices, which shows both machines running Crash Bandicoot.
Both have Wifi, 3G and 4G access. They’ll be running Android 3.
No detail on pricing’s been released as yet.
This news comes from an unveiling event in Japan today. Check the Wall Street Journal for a liveblog.