Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer was recently quoted by Japan’s Nikkei, as saying that a Sony Honeycomb tablet will be coming by summer in the United States. The info fits pretty well with the rumors concerning a mystery PlayStation tablet, dubbed the Sony S1, that Engadget was writing about a while ago.

Last we heard, that PlayStation tablet was supposed to launch in September, packing a 9.4 inch display and an original wrap design that was detailed in February. Speculations were also heard concerning an S2 unit adopting a clamshell design, which is a strange choice for a slate. At least we have confirmation that a Sony tablet will exist, in spite of now having enough details.

Sony mentioned to AV Watch that the product is coming before the year end… still it’s good news, even if the launch is not in September.