Samsung already has its hands full with two more tablet PCs to launch after the Galaxy Tab. These include the Galaxy Tab 2 with a 10.1 inch display and the 8.9 inch sized tablet which though is yet to get a name. Both the tablets run the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb which is one reason the two tablets might be seen eating into the market share of the original Galaxy Tab. More so since the latter still runs Android 2.2 Froyo with Samsung yet to come up with any firm commitment as to when the 7 inch Galaxy Tab will come laced with Android honey.
So what does Samsung do? Bringing the price down to more affordable levels is one tried and tested method to push sales and the South Korean company had done exactly this by slashing the Galaxy Tab price to just $299 in Australia. This while Samsung makes room to accommodate the two bigger Honeycomb tablet the launch plans of which can be expected anytime now.
The Galaxy Tab can be availed of the $300 price tag from JB Hi-Fi and online via the Telstra Shop though those who are eager will have to hurry as the offer is only valid till the 3rd of May. There are also reports the Gingerbread update will be next big thing for the Galaxy Tab after the reduced price offer comes to an end. Or it might be even before that as well as the update to Gingerbread is already reported to be arriving with the telecom operators.
So there you have it. One of the better tablet in the 7 inch category with a capacitive display, 3G abilities along with decent performance at a price that can well be considered a steal!
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email