Kunimasa Suzuki

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Sony Mobile Communications has a new leader. On Wednesday morning, Sony tapped Kunimasa Suzuki as president and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications, a division created this year after the Japanese electronics maker's buyout of Sony Ericsson. Suzuki succeeds Bert Nordberg, who will become Chairman of Sony Mobile on May 16. The move puts the finishing touches on Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's

Sony on July 13 provided a sneak peek of the two Android 3.0-based tablet devices it announced in late April in Japan, as they progress toward their market debuts later this year. The Wi-Fi-only tablet, code-named S1, and its Wi-Fi and 3G (and eventually 4G)-capable dual-screen folding tablet cousin, code-named S2, were demonstrated at a press meeting held in Sony’s New York offices.

Sony, a laggard in the booming tablet market, introduced its first tablet computers Tuesday in an ambitious attempt to grab second place in the market created and dominated by the iPad. Sonys devices will use the Android 3.0 operating system by Google, said Kunimasa Suzuki, deputy president of the consumer products and services group, as he pulled out one of the tablets from his jacket pocket during a media presentation. The tablets, called S1 and S2, will have Wi-Fi and will be compatible with 3G and 4G networks. The S1 has a display measuring 9.4 inches, or almost

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