Vodafone Australia announced it will begin accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 beginning tomorrow while the tablets start shipping from the 1st of May. The tablet itself is now being called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v. Pricing structure revealed three broad options spread over 3, 12 and 24 month periods.
First off, there is the option to procure the tablet by paying $729 every month for three months. This plan allows for 6 GB of data usage every month and is clearly the costliest plan for the Honeycomb tablet.
The 12 month plan involves a $259 of up-front payment and requires a fixed amount to be paid every month. The monthly spending vary from $39 a month to $83 a month with data usage allowed varying from 1.5 GB to 18 GB.
The 24 month plan is the sweetest to start with as there is absolutely no up front costs involved. However, one will have to agree to paying $39, $53 or $63 every month which will allow for 1.5, 6 and 14 GB of data usage respectively every month for 2 years.
So there are plenty of options to choose from for the Galaxy Tab 10.1v which happens to be the first tablet from Samsung to run Android Honeycomb. Surely, there will be many more launch events lined up for the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab tablet that will pitch Samsung against Apple for the first time in the tablet category. Interestingly, Apple has already declared war with the South Korean company over alleged patent infringement case slapped on the latter but that’s a different matter altogether.