Sony has chopped $100 off their 16GB or 32GB Tablet S devices, “priced as low as $400 — $100 cheaper than the device’s original pricing,” Ian Paul reports for PCWorld.
“Sony’s latest price drop follows a $50 price cut during the holiday season, but this drop appears to be permanent,” Paul reports. “Sony’s price cut may be just the latest sign of how tablet makers are finding it difficult to compete with the iPad.”
Paul reports, “Competing slates that have failed to get a foothold in the tablet market include the Hewlett-Packard TouchPad, which the company killed off in August following the device’s July debut. Research In Motion is struggling with poor sales of the BlackBerry PlayBook despite holiday sale pricing that went as low as $199. Asus’ new Transformer Prime tablet at Best Buy is currently priced at $500 for a 32GB device. Amazon’s Kindle Fire avoided any clashes with the iPad by offering a tablet focused primarily on media consumption and pricing the device at $200.”
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