Sony Xperia Tablet S now on sale, starting at £329

Sony Xperia Tablet S now on sale, starting at £329We aren't considering competing on price in tablets. So says Sony VP Kunimasa Suzuki.

And to give the man credit, he's true to his word. On the same day Amazon was launching an 8.9in dual-core HD-supporting tablet for £199, Sony's own Xperia Tablet S officially went on sale – with prices starting at £329.

Sony's UK site is listing three variants of the Xperia Tablet S as in stock: first comes the 16GB Wi-Fi only model for £329, then there's the mid-range 32GB Wi-Fi option for £379, and finally the 3G-enabled 16GB Xperia Tablet S for £429. Apparently you can't have both 3G and 32GB.

Now we're not claiming the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7 are better devices. The Xperia Tablet S has a bigger display (10.1in) and a host of media-friendly extras you won't find on cheaper tablets.

But it's not twice as good as its smaller rivals from Google and Apple, and going head-to-head on price with the iPad hasn't worked out too well for other tablets in the past.

Perhaps Suzuki should have said: “we aren't considering competing on sales in tablets...

Via Engadget

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Pondlife  Sep. 7, 2012 at 20:46

Erm the 8.9" one isn't £199

Pondlife  Sep. 7, 2012 at 20:47

And it's not head to head with the current ipad it's £70 less

blizzard7  Sep. 7, 2012 at 21:37

TBF, Sony are a premium brand. They don't do cheap. It'd be like asking Audi to make an £8,000 car. However, they still haven't cracked the formula for a good tablet.

Personally, I think step one would be to ditch the Xperia branding. It's run its course.

Pondlife  Sep. 7, 2012 at 21:52

The orginal S did feel like a nice piece of kit, was a bit lacking though.
HDMI output this time though apparently

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 10, 2012 at 13:12

TBF, Sony are a premium brand. They don't do cheap. It'd be like asking Audi to make an £8,000 car. However, they still haven't cracked the formula for a good tablet.

Personally, I think step one would be to ditch the Xperia branding. It's run its course.


Agree. They might as well bring back the "betamax" logo.
http://img03.blogcu.com/images/m/o/l/molokodrencromdroogisi/d34ef11233f48fec75b0305e30697da0_1276729720.jpg

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