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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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