The Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to hit all four carriers by the holidays, according to the Korean manufacturer, and it looks like some models are getting pricing and launch details leaked. While the timing has made most of us curious, the pricing is really what we’re after since this Android tablet is considered a direct competitor to the iPad. So, how much and when?
According to BGR’s sources at Sprint, the Android 2.2-packing Galaxy Tab will be going for $399 fully subsidized. That means you’ll be committing to this thing for at least two years for that price. Otherwise, if you want to go contract free, it’s going to set you back $599.
If the pricing is true, I say, good luck with that. The device has clearly been rushed to market and seven inches for a screen seems like a choice for those who can’t make choices. Is your 4.3-inch EVO or Droid X not big enough? Does the iPad just seem too big for a tablet device? Do you really want something in between?
Let’s say you do want the seven-inch form factor. Does the idea of having Android 2.2 Froyo, admittedly not optimized for the tablet experience, appeal to you? If so, I salute you.
But lastly, consider this: on top of having a ‘tweener sized screen, a platform that isn’t meant to be on tablets and a number of other tablet PCs on the way, would you really fork over $399 or $599 for this puppy? $299 would have been perfect for the contract price, and $499 for the uncommitted.