Tablet S gets $100 haircut from Sony

Tablet S gets $100 haircut from Sony
Sony is greeting 2012 by cutting $100 off the price of its Sony Tablet S. The more traditional of the manufacturer's two tablets, the haircut brings the 16GB model to $399.99 and the 32GB version to $499.99. There is no indication that Sony is cutting the price in order to clear inventory nor is there any sign that the Japanese tech giant is planning a sequel that it needs to clear room for. In fact, the company recently confirmed that both of its tablets will be getting updated to Android 4.0.

There is some speculation that the Sony Tablet S was in need of a price cut considering that it had failed to break into the top five tablets not named Apple iPad. But with its original pricing similar to Apple's tablet, Sony apparently decided it needed to hack away at the price tag in order to be priced under Apple's wildly successful device. And if battling the iPad isn't enough, Sony also needs to compete with the sizzling hot Android powered Amazon Kindle Fire, priced at $199.99. 

The Sony Tablet S offers a 9.4 inch display with a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor under the hood. Android 3.1 is pre-installed and the tablet offers both a rear-facing and front-facing camera coming in at 5MP and .3MP respectively. The Sony Tablet S is PlayStation Certified, which of course, game players will love.

source: Sony via electronista

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Tablet S
  • Display 9.4 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, SD
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0



8. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Reminds me of the Xoom (spec wise)

7. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Totally buying one, the features are I get 5 free PS1 games :)

5. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Blackberry playbook 16bg still 199.99 at


Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The playbook would sell more than the Fire if it was advertised more.

9. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Plus. The playbook will be getting android market at february

10. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

At February will be when it gets bought then. I know me for one don't want a promise a manufacturer can't keep, that's common nowadays.

4. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Hopefully, in 2012 these manufacturers will realize people will not shell out $500+ for any tablets other than Apple craps.

3. e.wvu unregistered

That should've been the price from the start..

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Not that the tablet is bad by any means but when I went looking for a tablet and I saw the s I couldn't get over how ugly it was. That thickness at the top is just awful. It does have a full SD card slot though :P

1. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

99 bucks and I may consider stop boycotting sony and buy their tablet I boycott sony after they sued GeoHot

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