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Sony to challenge iPad

ELECTRONICS group Sony has revealed plans to directly challenge the iPad and establish two tablet computers code-named S1 and S2.

The S1 has a single screen and is for home use while the portable S2 has two screens, Sony said at a news conference to unveil the devices. The tablet devices will have access to online content to buy and download videos, music and other entertainment and be compatible with existing PlayStation games.

Meanwhile, video-game consoles manufacturer Nintendo is planning to sell a new version of its best-selling Wii model next year after profit fell to a seven-year low, on competition with Sony and Microsoft.