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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.

  • nforce4max
    So lube isn't required prior to purchase? :o Those prices are still shockingly high but no ware near ware they were.
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  • arunloveshacking
    Go Samsung!!!! Crush IPad and send away from our GALAXY!!!!
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  • RabidFace
    How is $200-300 a high price tag for a device like this?

    Really? You really think $200 would be a high price tag? Hell, $300 is still a good price. That is pretty darn reasonable and actually the price range they should be.

    Just think, these devices will be able to do full Flash, have more of an open OS than the iOS, and they are half the price. Android Tabs will be closer to a computer than the iPad will ever be.
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  • tmc
    Andoid based tablets, a tablet named galaxy.. can't wait for the next star wars reference.. no dobut everyone will be chomping at the bit to get android o/s with jav(bb)a the hut embedded. I assume those prices are UNSUBSIDIZED by a contract. If they are than they're a good deal for a 16/32gb version plus a SDHC slot, usb host for expansion/development. I'm looking for something to replace my Zen Vision M 30gb media player. I'll add this to my list if it does all I want it to.. Sofar I've been disappointed with Archos products, they always seem to come SO CLOSE to a perfect product and then support it like crap and have so many walled gardens on features.
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  • seboj
    I called this on the last Tom's post about it. It's foolish to even speculate about prices going over $1k.
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  • kartu
    It was clear from the very beginning that price would be about 200-300$. Look at the prices netbooks WITH touchscreen.
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  • cookoy
    ok keep us posted, but at this point 200-300 seems very reasonable
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  • sviola
    tmcAndoid based tablets, a tablet named galaxy.. can't wait for the next star wars reference..
    Neither Galaxy nor Android are Star Wars references. Asimov wrote about androids in the 50's and, well, Galaxies are far older than Star Wars.
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  • hakesterman
    It's far from an Ipad killer with it's short battery life and virus acceptability along with a huge price tag. But it is nice to see some competition in this market, it should lower prices on all makes and models.
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  • hakesterman
    The 200 to 300 Price tag is the cost based on a 2 year internet plan. If you purchase it outright it will set you back a good $700-$900. Which places it next to the Ipad in cost terms.

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