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10.1-inch Galaxy Tab to Cost €700 in Portugal

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Yesterday we heard that Samsung had plans for an 8.9-inch version of the Galaxy Tab to go with the just-announced 10.1-inch model. However, despite rumors of the next model starting to build, we still didn’t know when the 10-inch model would even be available

Today, a little more information about the pricing of the the 10-inch Tab leaked out. According to posting on Engadget, the Tegra 2-powered device will launch in Portugal in March for the Xoom-esque price of €699. A little steep perhaps, but news from Vodafone Spain puts the device at €349 on-contract with a launch of sometime this spring.

Tablets are typically more expensive for Europeans than for customers here in the United States. However, with no indication about U.S. pricing, we’re doing our best to keep our imaginations in check and crossing our fingers that it won’t cost an arm and a leg when it does go on sale.

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    compo_ab , February 25, 2011 6:32 AM
    I think it should be "Samsung had plans for an 8.9-inch version of the Galaxy Tab" not Motorola.
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    JMcEntegart , February 25, 2011 7:00 AM
    compo_abI think it should be "Samsung had plans for an 8.9-inch version of the Galaxy Tab" not Motorola.

    Oops, thanks! All fixed. :) 
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    joytech22 , February 25, 2011 7:46 AM
    The original Galaxy tab is still being sold here (from Telstra) for $699 in JB Hi-Fi.

    But the prices listed here are worrying.. everything goes for more down under (unless their currency is worth something else, which we all know it is but I'm too lazy to check)
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    godnodog , February 25, 2011 8:59 AM
    Atention TH, you should not have put Portugal and Vodafone Spain in the same paragraph, because Vodafone Spain does not operate in Portugal, it operates in....Spain, the prices and monthly plans/fee are different, and even VAT is different because it´s 2 different countries, although within the European Market that does not inclueds telecomunications.
    The way you put may lead people to think it´s optional to the consumer. (At least this is how I understood the article)
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    godnodog , February 25, 2011 9:02 AM
    I forgot to mention that in PT, buying a phones with contracts attached are not worthy when compared with the same phone without contract, the price difference usually is not worthy, last time I´ve checked
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    pinhom , February 25, 2011 10:37 AM
    Consumer Electronics from US are always expensive to Europe especially in Portugal...it will cost both arms and legs! VAT in Portugal its clearly a "robbery".
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 25, 2011 5:23 PM
    At least in Portugal the people that buy this gear can pretend to be trendy & rich...
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 25, 2011 5:28 PM
    Hey joytech22...You should know that JB HI-FI is full of crap,because every one knows it already...
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    pinhom , February 25, 2011 6:00 PM
    @Wish I Was Wealthy: Well Portuguese can pretend to be trendy & rich but... there is other side of the coin...
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    wifiwolf , February 25, 2011 8:16 PM
    Here in Portugal, the first Galaxy tab was launched same price 699, so you should expect same price as launched in your country.
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    pinhom , February 25, 2011 8:31 PM
    Não deixa de ser caríssimo....
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    Zingam , February 27, 2011 11:51 AM
    Rich Portugese!

    Why these tablets so smaller than a notebook cost more than one???
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