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Tablet S gets $100 haircut from Sony

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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

Both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Sony Tablet S are getting a $100 price cut

Both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Sony Tablet S are getting a $100 price cut

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posted on 01 Jan 2012, 15:41

1. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 310; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

99 bucks and I may consider stop boycotting sony and buy their tablet

I boycott sony after they sued GeoHot

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 15:48

2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 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

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 16:14 2

3. e.wvu (unregistered)

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

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 16:26 5

4. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 16:35 1

5. Netolic (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Blackberry playbook 16bg still 199.99 at bestbuy.com

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 16:47

6. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:28

9. Netolic (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Plus. The playbook will be getting android market at february

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 01:55

10. PryvateiDz (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jul 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.

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:09

7. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:15

8. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

Reminds me of the Xoom (spec wise)

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