Samsung Galaxy Tab Price Drops - $200 on 2-Year Verizon Contract, $400 Wifi Only

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  1. xaueious

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    Droid Life has reported that the wifi-only Galaxy Tab will finally make an appearance by April 4, for $399, according to Samsung representatives at a technology fair yesterday.

    In a separate report, Verizon has dropped the 2-year pricing of the Galaxy Tab down to $199 in the latest knee-jerk move in response to the launch of the iPad 2. IDC's figures on the high quantities of shipped Galaxy Tabs in 2010 Q4 may have something to do with the rather large Verizon price drop. Some may recall that it was only 4 months ago that the same device saw an introductory price of $599.99, meaning that the price dropped by an astonishing two-thirds of the original. This will surely cause a stir amongst existing owners and probably wont result in any warm-and-fuzzy feelings.

    The Galaxy Tab boasts better video playback support than the Motorola Xoom and other Tegra 2 devices, which is a known limitation (see this, for instance). Android 3.0 is, by consensus, the best version of Android for tablets to date. However, it cannot be ignored that the 7-inch form factor combined with the lightweight plastic casing fitting in most pockets equates to much better portability compared to the 10-inch Xoom or iPad. The Galaxy Tab's screen quality is still one of the best ever. There has been much marketing hype about getting the latest version of Android and the most processing power out of a portable tablet device. If you are someone who is actually looking for a useful device, this is a fair price for a functional device, despite lacking an officially supported upgrade path to Android 3.0. Both Android 3.0 and dual-core devices are expected to be obsolete by the end of the year.

    For everyone else, the price drops of the Galaxy Tab is a good sign for consumers, who can hope to see similar cases of adjusted pricing for previous-generation models that were previously sold at premium prices. Perhaps we may see a similar era of Android versus iOS as there was for the PC and Macintosh personal computers. Mass end-user Android tablet adoption can mean turning the tables on the Apple parade.
     
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    The 200 price tag is also the same for US Cellular, but only on their 54.99 data plan, with 5 gigs monthly data and tethering. For those in the midwest. :)

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    If you bought the Galaxy Tab at that wildly inflated price in the first place then you got what's coming to you.
     
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    ... would of liked to see the WIFI version $299.99 and the 3G $199.... oh well...
     
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    I bought the Tab for $599 when it came out. For that I got a device that is my GPS, a camera, video camera, mp3 player, game player, internet browser, email catcher, text messanger, coastal chart viewer, weather viewer, voice recorder, social network viewer, and note taker. Cheaper than a Cell phone, PSP, laptop, GPS, and Camera. Its been good to me and would like an update some time soon, but will wait. Who knows, i may get a 8.9 ab when it comes out.
     
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    Does anyone know if it will be possible to buy one for less than MSRP? (WiFi model, no contract).
     
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    you may try to search on eBAY, i usually do it.
     
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    WIFI only is coming out for $399
     

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