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Best Buy puts the Sony Tablet S on display for pre-order

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Best Buy puts the Sony Tablet S on display for pre-order
The story of what is currently going on with the Sony Tablet S is a bit muddled. As we reported, Home Shopping Network is offering the 16GB version of the Android tablet for $599.95. Now keep in mind that the typical HSN viewer might not be someone who is well versed in technology and wouldn't know the difference between a device with 16GB of storage, or one with 32GB of storage. HSN says that the tablets are ready to ship.

On the other hand, Sony is taking pre-orders for the same 16GB version of the tablet for $499.99. The tablet is expected to ship on the 16th of this month which means if you can wait until Friday, you can save a C-note. Otherwise, if you buy the device from HSN you will see the note go into the pocket of the television sales pioneer.

Now thanks to a tipster who tweeted a photo to Engadget, there is a third choice. The picture shows what appears to be the 32GB variant of the Sony Tablet S (check out the price card below the device) which Best Buy has tagged at $599.99. The 16GB version of the Sony Tablet S matches the manufacturer's pre-order price of $499.99.

Best Buy is following Sony by taking pre-orders for the tablet, but if you head over to your local Best Buy location and buy the manager a sizzling hot cup of java, show him the HSN picture from our previous story, perhaps he might cut you a break and let you buy it now. And if he doesn't, Friday will soon be here and besides, you can still pre-order the 32GB version of the Sony Tablet S for the same price that all of those porcelain doll buyers are paying for the 16GB version at HSN.

source: @daharder(Twitter) via Engadget

The tweet on the right revealed a picture (L) of the Sony Tablet S on display at Best Buy
The tweet on the right revealed a picture (L) of the Sony Tablet S on display at Best Buy

The tweet on the right revealed a picture (L) of the Sony Tablet S on display at Best Buy


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posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:24

1. suckers! (unregistered)


Sold my Ipad on ebay to some sucker yesterday for this sexy beast.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 00:21

2. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The iPad is not for everybody. You should get a device that makes you happy, which is why the market has so many tablets.

I am still waiting for my first iPad when it comes out with retina display and the A6 chip, 8MP shooter, etc. I waited until the iTouch 4G before I purchase my first iTouch. Lastly, I am still waiting for Apple to come out with an iPhone with at least a 3.7" display.

As for Sony, I already set aside the funds for the Sony PSP Vita that comes out next year.

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