Ever since the Samsung Galaxy Tab was announced, we've all been waiting with bated breath to see just how much the device would cost stateside. Verizon has finally come forward with their Galaxy Tab launch information, stating that they'll be launching the Android 2.2-powered tablet on November 11th for $599.99. There's no mention of any rebate or subsidy pricing in Verizon's press release. Data plans for the Tab start at $20 per month for 1GB, although the plan is optional since the device is being sold for full retail price. You can check out the full press release down below.
Verizon's pricing for the Galaxy Tab is in line with the full retail prices that we saw rumored for other carriers, but strangely, there's no subsidy on the tablet with VZW. This no-contract strategy is similar to how Verizon is selling the iPad, although it's important to remember that you can get both an iPad and a MiFi for only $30 more than the Tab's $600 asking price. While the optional data plan and no-contract pricing is nice, I'm a little concerned about the Galaxy Tab's adoption, at least on Verizon. A Tab with a subsidy would look much more attractive to potential customers. Are any of you planning on picking up a Galaxy Tab from Verizon, or will you be waiting to see what other carriers have to offer?
Verizon Wireless Puts Samsung Galaxy Tab™ In Stores In November
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.
“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”
Popular mobile applications, including V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator®, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video, and the exclusive golf game, “Let’s Golf,” will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to text, picture and video messaging, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront offering hundreds of applications for businesses and consumers at launch.
Verizon Wireless customers can add a monthly access plan beginning at $20 a month for 1 GB on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab.
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