The "next-generation" game consoles are here -- but until their game library hits critical mass, the
Sony took its time with the Tablet S, and it shows. The industrial design is smart, and the software refinements are both practical and restrained.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a first-rate ultracompact party companion that excels at snapshots, but those expecting superb photo quality for its price should pass on it.
When it hits stores this summer, the Sony BDP-S1 is expected to be the second unit available in the United States that can play Blu-ray discs, after Samsung's BD-P1000. As with all first-generation technologies, this one will cost you, and its capabilities are just the tip of the format's iceberg. That said, it's still worth a peek.
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