Sony Reveals Ultra Mobile, Freestyle Hybrid PCs
After revealing its two new tablets, Sony showcased an upcoming VAIO tablet and notebook.
On the heels of announcing its two new S1 and S2 tablets during a press conference in Tokyo, Sony showcased teaser images of its upcoming "Ultra Mobile" and "Freestyle Hybrid" PCs towards the end of the show. Unfortunately, there's absolutely zero information regarding the two upcoming devices.
However, Akihabara News reports that the Freestyle Hybrid PC will likely run on Intel's Atom platform and perhaps even sport Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, offering consumers a non-Android tablet solution. Based on the image alone, the device will provide a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to transform it from a tablet into a notebook-style form factor.
As for the Ultimate Mobile PC, it will reportedly feature a 13.3-inch touch screen and a form-factor similar to Apple's MacBook Air. Both the tablet and laptop will be branded with Sony's popular VAIO label, sport its distinctive sharp, monochrome design, and may even come packed with PlayStation 3 Remote Play support and the PlayStation Suite.
Sony will reportedly ship both devices sometime soon-- pricing and an actual date is currently unknown. Although a mention at E3 2011 is possible, Sony will likely choose to formally announce both devices at COMPUTEX 2011 taking place on May 31 to June 4.