Sony drops the price of its tablet -

Sony has dropped the price of its tablets by nearly $100 in a move that is distancing itself further from the Apple charge what you like policy.

For the last year, manufacturers have been releasing tablets which are the same price as Jobs' Mob's gear, hoping to cash in on the game changing tablet.

The only problem is that they did not sell well, while cheap and cheerful tablets, such as the Amazon Fire did much better.

Now it seems that Sony has worked out that charging too much for tablets has just resulted with a lot of them sitting in the warehouse going nowhere.

According to Digitrends the Sony Tablet S, will now sell for $399 for the 16 GB model and $499 for the 32 GB version.

The Android-powered tablets launched in September and if it was going to sell in large quantities it would have been seen during the Christmas buying spree. Sony dropped the price 'temporarily' by $50 in mid-December which indicates it was not selling well at all.

The price drop is also in effect at Newegg.com which ran a New Year's Day promotion that bundled a 16 GB Tablet S with 1TB GoFlex hard drive for $449.99. The price for that same bundle has been axed to $399.99.

It is much better value. The Honeycomb based Tablet S has a 9.4-inch screen and uses the Tegra 2 CPU and 1GB of memory, plus a 5.0 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP in the front.