Sony has decided to cut short its Tablet S price in order to boost sales and grab more consumers
Sony has cut short its S series tablet price up to 100 USD . It shows that price-reducing trend is emerging in non-Apple products. The 16G Tablet S is now available to consumers at just 400 USD, the price of its 32G model is reduced from 600 to 500 dollars.
Its has a 9.4 inches 1280×800 specs display, front and back cameras, 16GB memory, Android Honeycomb and battery life up to 8 hours. Sony is not the first company to reduce its devices’ prices; another quite recent example of tablet price deflation is RIM’s Blackberry Playbook. This Playbook has been retailed at 300 USD less than its official price but directly proportional to week.
At Best Buy, Consumer 10-inches Android tablets like 16GB Acer Lconia and 16GB Lenovo IdeaPad K1Tablet are now priced at 359.99 and 310.99 USD respectively. The price is considered to be comparatively lower than get-go. The 16GB Toshiba Thrive and Asus Eee Transformer are both offered at 400 USD. Is this cost low enough to generate effective and significant consumer demand for a 10 inch class tablet? Only a tablet retailer can tell you accurately about it!
Not even the Barnes and Noble and Amazon are making it easier by launching their 7 inch tablets at and 249 and 199 USD respectively. In particular, The Kindle Fire is witnessing a strong demand due to the quality and distinct features it offer.
Apple, so far, is pretty much invulnerable to the price burden impacting mortal tablet makers. Price fluctuating from $499 to $829, Apple still retails over 10 million tablets per quarter. Though Verizon speciously didn’t get hold on that memo. The carrier just announced that the Motorola XyBoardcost between $529.99 and $729.99 with a 2 year contract and as much as $899.99 without a contract.