The Samsung Galaxy Tab is quite the expensive device, normally ranging contract free for around $600.00 on many North American major carriers to around $540.00 on a 3 year contract. T-Mobile is the first of many that follow their with the price reduction of $200.00 for the device straight up, with a further $50.00 deduction for a two year data plan.
Certainly, if you you are looking to invest in THE hottest Android tablet on the market place, T-Mobile is the company to consider for just the price. Meanwhile, Sprint charges $399 on the Galaxy Tab on a 2 year contract and $599 with no contract, while AT&T sells the device for $640.00 dollars.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a great device, but unlike Europe and overseas, we do not get to enjoy the Voice features of it. Amusingly, the Voice features are a major selling point in North American based commercials. Samsung has announced it has shipped one million Tabs already, but no data has been released for the North American market. We do know that 100,000 units were shipped to Korea.
Hopefully the price drop for the Tab will encourage the market to reduce the price across the board. Even Samsung has chimed in, saying they encourage price drops of the device to stimulate market demand. With new tablets entering the market at more affordable prices such as the new Viewsonic G Tablet, and Archos 7 tablet, Samsung needs to reduce its price with all major carriers.
via Information Week
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