Samsung has announced local pricing for its upcoming Galaxy Tab – a 7in tablet running Google’s Android operating system. And if you were hanging out for one because the iPad’s too expensive for you, you’re going to be disappointed. The Galaxy Tab will go on sale for $999 when it launches here in November.
That’s $200 more than the cheapest iPad with 3G. While the Tab’s specs look pretty promising (7in display, 1024×600 resolution, 3MP camera, 16/32GB storage plus MicroSD, Android 2.2, and even browser support for Flash), it’s hard to see why people would opt for a more expensive tablet.
Surely its only hope of toppling the reigning champion is through telcos subsidising the upfront cost when people sign on for 24 months of 3G goodness. While no such plans have been announced, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and 3 Mobile are all apparently on board.