Sony To Release Android Honeycomb-Based Tablet in Summer?

Sony has reportedly confirmed that it plans to release a tablet running on Android 3.0, a.k.a. “Honeycomb,” joining the likes of Apple, Dell and Research in Motion in the growing market for tablet computers.

The news first broke when the Nikkei newspaper cited Sony CEO Howard Stringer this weekend as saying that the company plans to release a tablet computer by the end of summer running Googles 3.0 Honeycomb software.

That Japanese newspaper reported that the tablet would be sold first in the United States.

But Sony has reportedly told another Japanese site, AV Watch, that it plans to release the tablet by the end of the year. Tech site Engadget said it was unclear if Sonys comments related to the Japanese model only or were aimed to temper expectations following the Nikkei report.

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