Sony told the world today its keen desire to ritually disembowel itself by pricing its new S tablet (based on Android) at $499 (16GB version), same as the market leader Apple iPad.
The 32GB version of the S tablet will cost $599.
Sony said the 9.4-inch S tablet would be available in stores next month and the P tablet, featuring two 5.5-inch displays, later this year.
Sony S Tablet Coming in September for $499
So far, none of the Android or other tablet vendors have been able to challenge the iPad with a similar pricing.
Unless a miracle happens, Sony’s S tablet will meet the same fate as all the other iPad challengers – gather dust on store shelves.
HP’s TouchPad, based on the webOS, sold out only after the price was slashed to $99.
The S tablet has 9.4-inch touchscreen, weighs 1.33 lbs, features front and rear facing cameras for video recording and capturing still images, supports micro USB interface and SD card and runs on Android 3.1.