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Sony's 16GB Tablet S launches on HSN for $599, $100 more than Sony's pre-order price

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Sony's 16GB Tablet S launches on HSN for $599, $100 more than Sony's pre-order price
Not necessarily the usual place to find a new Android tablet launching, Home Shopping Network is debuting the Sony Tablet S, the more traditional of the manufacturer's two tablets. The Sony Tablet S is equipped with a 9.4 inch screen (800 x 1280 resolution) with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor inside. There are two cameras aboard, a 5MP shooter on the back and a .3MP one on the front.  The model being offered by HSN is the 16GB version and is powered by Android 3.1.

Now here is where things get a bit unusual. HSN is offering the 16GB Sony Tablet S for $599.95 or for 4 payments of $149.98. Sony, on the other hand, is taking pre-orders for the same exact device for $499.99. Android Central spoke with HSN which confirmed the pricing and said that orders are shipping now.

So those who want the Sony Tablet S are left with a choice. You can pay $599.95 and get the device shipped to you now, or you can save $100 and pre-order the tablet directly from Sony, but you will have to wait until the manufacturer announces a shipping date before you get your mitts on the tablet.

source: HSN, Sony via AndroidCentral

The 16GB Sony Tablet S is $100 cheaper when pre-ordered from Sony (R) than if purchased from HSN (L)
The 16GB Sony Tablet S is $100 cheaper when pre-ordered from Sony (R) than if purchased from HSN (L)

The 16GB Sony Tablet S is $100 cheaper when pre-ordered from Sony (R) than if purchased from HSN (L)





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posted on 10 Sep 2011, 19:53 1

1. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


ridiculous

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 20:01

2. Awesome1 (unregistered)


Not a lot of difference in term of "when will you receive it", so why pay the extra Benjamin to these jokers?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 21:41

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6369; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Is it suppose to be 499$?

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 05:54

4. sonyguy (unregistered)


But how much does Sony charge if you click the little "Finance With Us" button when you purchase so you can spread the payments out? Not 499 anymore. HSN also includes extra programs along with their version, like QuickOffice Pro and free ebooks that don't come with the Sony model.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 12:48

5. Scott_G (unregistered)


Well you do get 100 Sony songs...

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