Word on the street is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab prices have nose dived to below the $200 mark, making the 7 inch tablet more affordable than ever before. All that a Galaxy Tab aspirant will have to shell out to own one of these is just $199.99, which means a full $100 shaved off the earlier asking price of $299.99. However, this also entails agreeing to a 2 year contract with Sprint with the new scheme coming into effect from the 3rd of April onwards.
The price cuts shouldn’t come as a surprise though, since there has been heightened activity in the 7 inch segment of tablets. Not only is Sprint also into offering the HTC EVO View 4G tablet, but there are two more tablets due for launch from the Samsung stable. The new Samsung offerings come in the 8.9 and 10.1 inch segments, but the recent price cuts will ensure the Galaxy Tab remains in contention while options expand. In fact, post the price revision, the Galaxy Tab has emerged as one of the cheapest 3G tablets running Android Froyo. Top that off with the recent Samsung announcement that the Galaxy Tab will also be updated to Honeycomb. So what you have with Sprint’s version of the Galaxy Tab is a real bargain since the 7 incher is already a thoroughly competitive piece of hardware with proven capabilities.