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Sony slashes Tablet S price by $100

This Sony slate is currently running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, but is expected to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Here is some good news for tech lovers hoping to grab the Tablet S Android tablet!

Faced with stiff competition in the tablet market, electronics manufacturer Sony has slashed the price of its recently launched Tablet S by $100.

According to Engadget, a technology blog, Sony is offering 16GB model for $400 and for 32GB variant for $500.

The move follows a $50 price cut, which Sony announced on Dec. 15.

Many manufacturers of Android tablets are cutting prices in order to compete with Apple’s iPad which dominates 61 percent of the tablet market worldwide.

Features of Sony tablet S
The tablet S has a 9.4-inches display screen with 1280 x 800 screen resolution.

It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra2 moblie processor and infrared technology so that it can be used to control multiple home entertainment equipments such as Satellite boxes, TV’s, Blu-Ray Discs and cable boxes.

The device provides users with 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

It comes equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. The tablet supports a 5000mAh Li-ion battery that has a life of up to 8 hours.

This Sony slate is currently running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, but is expected to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

It also has Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity options.

Manufacturers cut price to remain afloat
Many manufacturers of Android tablets are cutting prices in order to compete with Apple’s iPad which dominates 61 percent of the tablet market worldwide.

Research in Motion (RIM), creator of the Blackberry line of products has been selling its Playbook for as low as $199.

The 10-inch Android tablets such as the 16GB Lenovo Idea Pad K1 Tablet (Wi-Fi only) and 16GB Acer Iconia (WiFi) are currently priced at $319.99 and $359.99, respectively at Best Buy.

The 16GB Toshiba Thrive (WiFi) and the 16GB Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer (Wi-Fi) are both listed at $400.

In addition, the 7-inch models from Amazon and Barnes and Noble are priced at $199 and $249, respectively.