Sony has finally confirmed that they will be releasing their Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb version tablet by the end of the summer.

With other major giants like Apple, Samsung, LG, HP, HTC, RIM and Motorola making their mark already felt in the year 2011, Sony doesn’t want to be left behind.

According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Sony’s Welsh chief executive, Sir Howard Stringer, has revealed the plan to launch the tablet soon. probably in the United States.

The rumors have it that the tablet will have 9.4-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, Tegra 2 CPU, front and rear cameras, USB-A port, IR port, Playstation Certified, Sony PS One games preloaded, Bravia Media Remote and Qriocity to be included. And the tablet is expected to be priced at $599 for Wi-Fi version which is $100 more than the Wi-Fi version of the iPad. The tablet is probably codenamed S1.