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Remember when HP dropped down its price of its TouchPad to a bargain £89? Sony may not have slashed the price of its Tablet S just like the HP’s tablet, but it has cut $100 off the price of its slate. The 16 GB version is now only $399.99 and the 32 GB version is now only $499.99. This is not a promotional discount, but a permanent price drop.
Aside from the drop in price, Sony is also throwing in a few freebies. Shoppers who are willing to get their hands on the Tablet S will get a 180-day subscription to Music Unlimited (Sony’s streaming service), ten PlayStation Classic games, and five free movie rentals. In addition, buyers get an $8 voucher that can be used to purchase more of Sony’s digital content.
The Tablet S is shaped like a folded magazine, which was launched alongside the dual-screened Tablet P back in September of 2011. Since the Tablet S has not been in the market that long, why is Sony dropping the price this early? Is this an indication that slate did not do well in the market against the dominant iPad 2? This is likely to be the case. Other tablets have also dropped their price such as the Motorola Xoom.
With $100 slashed from the original price of the Sony Tablet S, are you interested in getting your hands on one, or would you still rather get your hands on an iPad 2? Share your thoughts.
Apple has launched its second tablet the iPad 2. Samsung has its Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other smaller slates. Motorola launched the Xoom, Xoom 2, and Xoom 2 Media Edition. RIM has launched the BlackBerry PlayBook. Every manufacturer has launched a tablet with the exception of one. This is Nokia.
Previously, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, said in November, “there’s a new tablet opportunity coming.” This hinted that the Finnish firm was possibly planning to launch a Windows-powered tablet, since they have adapted Microsoft’s mobile platform, Windows Phone. However, in his latest interview, Elop said that Nokia did not have any tablet plans as of yet.
Speaking to YLE, a Finnish TV station, the CEO said, “Nokia does not have an exact plan, but we are studying the markets carefully. Perhaps we will come [to market] one day.”
Although Nokia has launched the Windows Phone Mango-powered Lumia 800, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Nokia will launch a Windows-powered tablet if ever it plans to do so. Earlier during the year, Nokia said its partnership with Microsoft affects its smartphones but not tablets. So, it’s possible that Nokia may use a different platform for their tablets.
Another possible why Nokia is hesitant to enter the tablet market is the iPad 2. We all know what happened to the HP’s TouchPad. The Finnish firm might be worried the same might happen to them.
Do you think Nokia has plans of launching a tablet, or do you think the iPad is just too dominant? Share your thoughts.
We are yet to see an Android tablet that challenges the dominance of Apple’s iPad 2. According to a new rumor, this is all about to change. Samsung is said to be launching an 11.6 inch super tablet at Mobile World Congress in 2012.
The news comes to us via BGR’s trusted source. According to the source, the upcoming tablet sports specs that would dwarf dual-core tablets in the market. It is said to come packed with a 2 GHz dual-core processor Exynos chipset under the hood.
Aside from packing a superior dual-core processor, the massive 11.6 inch tablet will sport exponentially more PPI compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Its 11.6 inch display will sport a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.
Since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus ships running Android version 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich, this super tablet is expected to ship running ICS as well.
BGR’s source adds that the tablet’s touchscreen may be larger compared to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but this doesn’t mean that the tablet will be extremely larger compared to the 10.1. It is said to sport a slim bezel, which will make it slightly larger than the 10.1.
Other features include TouchStyle, syncing media with Android Beam, and a wireless docking mode. The wireless docking mode allows user to watch movies and play games on a large-screen HDTV.
Do you think Samsungs 11.6 super tablet has what it takes to dethrone the iPad 2, or do you think Apple has something better up its sleeve? Voice out your opinion through a comment.