We just got some news regarding the land down under! It looks like if you are not going to buy the device under contract from one of Australia’s 3 different carriers supporting the device, you will have to shell out around $999.00 for it.
Although the Galaxy Tab will retail for around $200.00 more in Australia than the Apple iPad, Samsung had this to say; “We have a size advantage because it fits in a pocket, it is a mobile and it has a USB port. It also has a camera and a flash which the iPad doesn’t have” said a defiant Tyler McGee, as Vice President of Telecommunications at Samsung Australia.
It looks like the Australian pricing system is falling in line with non contract pricing in other countries, such as in the UK, Pre-Orders are starting at £599.99.
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