Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Verizon First To Offer The Samsung Galaxy Tab At $600

Samsung has officially announced the price of the companies iPad rival, the new 7-inch Android-based Galaxy Tab. It will cost $600 and will eventually be available on all four major U.S. carriers, but Verizon is the first to come up with a concrete release date and price.

“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2. .2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”

Starting November 11th Verizon will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab for the contract-free price of $599. A data plan is optional and will cost $20 per month for 1GB, $35 per month 3GB plan, and a $50 per month 5GB plan.

For those of you that are looking for a better deal or offers from different carriers rumor has it that the Sprint version of the tablet would launch around Nov. 14 for $400 with a contract, with a non-contract version going for $600. It was also speculated that T-Mobile would offer the tablet for $650 without a contract or $400 with a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Running on Android 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch touch screen; a full Web browsing experience with support for Adobe Flash 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor. Thee are two cameras a 3MP back and 1.3MP front, bluetooth 3.0 support and wireless N adapters.

For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit

Source: Samsung/Verizon press release

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