Dixons Retail, the parent company of Currys, PC World and of course Dixons, has scored an “exclusive window” for Sony Tablet S pre-orders. Presumably that means it’ll be available from other retailers at launch on September 16. Or something.
I keep saying I like these new Sony tablets – the Tablet S and Tablet P – ‘cause they’re a wee bit different. Alas, something that’s not different is the pricing. For f…
Right, I’m no marketing genius, but why the furg would you release a tablet and price it identically to the utterly dominant iPad. What the furg? Has Sony been living under a furging rock? Sigh.
So for £399.99 you can grab yourself a 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2 or a 16GB Wi-Fi only Sony Tablet S. Why would Joe Public suddenly turn his back on the tried-and-tested iPad 2? I am genuinely really quite angry right now.
For £499.99 you can throw in some 3G action, or double your storage to 32GB. So the latter is actually £20 more expensive than the iPad 2 equivalent. Jesus. Actual. Christ.
Specs? Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), 9.4in display, Tegra 2 dual-core processor, front and rear cameras, Flash support.