Asia Bizz: After the success of the VAIO notebook in the Indian market, electronic giant Sony might soon launch tablet PCs in the market as well. The tablet market in India, which is currently ruled by Apple, might get some tough competition from Sony.

The IT division head of Sony, Sachin Thapar, while talking about VAIO, said that he may not be able to comment over the tablets of the company in the Indian market. Currently, VAIO holds a 20 percent of the total sales revenue of Sony India.

In terms of value, Thapar added that due to the VAIO series, the company has moved to the third position after HP and Dell. Sony had sold 2.5 units in the year 2010-11 and now it aims to sell 5 lakh units in 2011-12.

Thapar also said that according to their first quarterly sales, the target is going back on track. While talking about the company’s plans to offer its current range of products across 62 models in 16 colors, Thapar said that the they do not have further scope but the company will not be offer in the Rs. 25,000 range. Currently, the prices range between Rs. 24,990 and Rs. 1,29,900. Meanwhile, the company is also looking at the expansion of its market in the south, east and western part of the country.


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