Sony is reportedly working on a PlayStation Certified tablet device with a 9.4 inch screen which will run on the Android 3.0 operating system.
According to Engadget, Sony is planning to enter tablet market with a media and gaming device known internally as the 'S1', two highly trusted and independent sources confirmed.
The device is to have a massive 9.4 inch screen and will run on Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which has been created specifically for tablets, using Sony's own customised user interface. The tablet will come with pre-installed PS One games along with support for other PlayStation content.
Another rumour is that Sony will be base the tablet device entirely around its Qriocity content store that offers music, videos, games and ebooks on demand, a service which has recently become available in Europe.
The device, which is being engineered by Sony's VAIO division, will also come with a Bravia Media Remote application and support for Reader, Sony's ebook reader device.
A target price for the media and gaming would be around that for the iPad though it may end up being more like $600. The release date is aimed at September, though this too could also change before then according to Engadget.