So we've seen Samsung pull the wraps off of its Android-powered Galaxy Tab and we've learned that it'll be headed to Verizon and possibly even Sprint, so what's left that could make or break sales for a lot of potential customers? The pricing. While Samsung hasn't come forward with pricing for the U.S. version of the Tab (or a release date, for that matter), a Samsung exec mentioned to the Wall Street Journal that the 7-inch wonder will sell for $200 or $300, depending on carrier subsidies. The Korea Times, however, heard from a different Samsung employee that the Tab will set customers back between $300 and $400, explaining that it "will cost slightly more than the Galaxy S smartphone."
I'm glad to see that Samsung is planning on setting the Galaxy Tab's pricing so that it's competitive with the iPad, considering that Apple's device will be the Tab's chief rival. While the Galaxy Tab would likely sell like crazy at a $200 price point, I have a feeling the price will end up being between $300 and $400. Still, that price is pretty good when compared to an iPad. Let's just hope that Samsung can get the device out in the near future so that they don't have to worry about it hitting retail around the same time as the iPad 2 and the impending wave of Android tablets, like Motorola's Stingray.