One of BGR's sources at Sprint just dropped them a note saying the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launching on November 14... for $399 with a 2-year contract. They also say that full retail price of the Tab will be $600.

Seems pretty stupidly-expensive to me. I suppose that comes from the current plethora of crappy, low-end, low price Android tablets on the market. Sure, this is the first high-end Android tablet to hit the market, but come on, now: the retail price is $30 lower than the equivalent iPad, which is 3" bigger and has the Apple markup. Then again, you can't get the iPad for cheaper on contract.

But hey, the price is just a rumor... until we hear something solid, it's probably not worth getting all worked up over.

[Source: BGR]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • wirelessCarriersAreBloodSuckers

    Thank you for pushing me to the iPad. Anyone looking to buy this probably has a smartphone that can tether so why they be stupid enough to donate extra 2 years worth of data plan fees?

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    $600 seems totally reasonable.
    If all you care about is screen size as a measure of what a device can do, maybe someone else should write these announcements?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I'm sorry, I don't remember saying that. Could you quote it so that I can fix it?

      • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

        "Seems pretty stupidly-expensive to me."
        "but come on, now: the retail price is $30 lower than the equivalent iPad – which is 3" bigger"

        Maybe it's not all you care about, but it does seem to be a sticking point based on that wording.

        Considering the hardware, it's pretty reasonable to expect the Tab to cost just a bit more than a smart phone at full price. $600 seems pretty spot on. The iPad, while it does have those 3 extra inches, might have decent hardware for what it does (though I expect those 256mb of ram will start hurting real bad once multitasking is enabled), but it's lacking compared to the Tab, and I wouldn't consider them 'equivalent' at all.

        • Aaron Gingrich

          I also went on to say the iPad has the Apple markup, which we all know is pretty huge. I have no problem with a 7" screen - even though I haven't used it yet, I think it's probably just right for my needs. But $600 retail or $400 on contract? For that much, I'd prefer they just enable voice and let me use it as a phone, and I'll ditch my EVO.

          Also, I made it pretty clear that I was stating my opinion. I don't really see how that changes anything as far as the rumor is concerned? It's a blog, not the Wall Street Journal.

        • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

          You're right, it doesn't affect the rumor. I guess I should have directly commented on your opinion, which seems to me entirely malformed. Sorry if I came off as rude.

          Unfortunately the device will come voice capable, but crippled. That doesn't make the hardware any cheaper, and if you really think that $600 is 'stupidly-expensive', I'd like to read your opinion piece on why that is.

        • Aaron Gingrich

          No worries, I know you weren't trying to be rude :)

          I just don't see the value for a $600 tablet in addition to my phone, netbook, laptop, and PC. The price would have to be about $400 for me (personally) to consider buying it. Like I said, if it were $600 and could replace my phone, then I'd be game.

  • azumihk

    lets see, the tab has 2 camera,support flash 10.1, sdcard,3g,wifi,simcard,superamoled,4.5 times faster gpu but hey icrap has 3inch bigger lol, i already know im geting the tab :)

    • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

      Super lcd, not amoled, but still +1 to your post :)

    • AB

      You forgot the Gig of RAM? :D