$399 is with a 2 year contract, while $599 without one. The rumors about Sprint getting the Galaxy tab were always making rounds, but the price tab suggested is way below the previously expected prices. Verizon is the other carrier expected to bring the Samsung’s tablet to the US markets.
The previously rumored price of $1000 was always unreal, since Samsung won’t be a competition to the Apple iPad whose 16GB 3G version costs $629. If the price of $599 is for real, then it is a great news for gadget freaks. The device’s touchscreen offers 1,024-by-600 resolution, is powered by a 1 GHz processor and comes with 16 GB of internal memory, expandable to 32 GB of external memory.
As for the data plans, for the Galaxy Tab to compete with Apple’s tablet AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon will have to offer data plans comparable to the iPad. AT&T currently has two iPad data plans: 250MB of 3G data per month for $15 or 2GB for $25. So anything around this should be good enough.
Would you shell out $599 for Galaxy Tab?