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Samsung Galaxy Tab Not So Expensive After All?

Early prices from European retailers suggested Samsung could ask for anything from €699 ($890) to €799 ($1,020) for the Galaxy Tab. The recommended retail price for Sweden was supposedly 9,000 including VAT (about $1,240, or $930 excluding tax). However, Samsung was adamant that these prices were pure speculation and many assumed that these, if correct, would be brought down considerably by carrier subsidies.

Today the Wall Street Journal cites Samsung executive Hankil Yoon who says the device will be much more affordable. According to Yoon, the device will cost between $200 and $300 in the U.S. market, but cautions that the final price will vary depending on carrier-subsidies. However, it's not clear if the $200 - $300 pricing represents an already subsidized price from carriers or if the price will sink even lower when tied to a data contact.

We'll keep you posted on this one.