Yikes: The Galaxy Tab is Going to be Expensive
Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab yesterday but, unfortunately, couldn't tell us how much the device was going to cost. Maybe they were keeping quiet because the price is going to be wallet-smackingly high?
Though it's not official yet, early reports based on prices from European retailers suggest the Samsung Galaxy Tab is going to be pricey. Very pricey. Engadget reports hearing €699 ($890) in France and €799 ($1,020) in Germany, which are probably the respective prices of the 16GB and 32GB models. However, the United Kingdom has a truly terrifying offer of £680 ($1,050) for the 16GB model. Ouch!
Though Samsung has said any prices floating around are pure speculation, it has supposedly revealed a RRP for Sweden of SEK 9,000 including VAT. Engadget reports that that works out to about $1,240 (or $930 without VAT).
The Galaxy Tab does have 3G so you can bet these will be available directly from carriers with quite a sizable chunk of the price lopped off in exchange for signing a contract. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't want to sign another contract for a tablet.
Has the price put you off the Galaxy Tab? Let us know in the comments below!