Retailers price up Samsung 7in Android tablet
Samsung's upcoming 7in Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab, is beginning to be priced up by retailers ahead of its anticipated arrival next month. Alas, it looks like it'll be a pricey offering.
UK online retailer eXpansys, for example, is taking orders for the 16GB version - if you're willing to pay £680. That seems a lot to us, even if the gadget contains a 3G modem, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, a webcam and GPS.
The equivalent iPad is £529.
Some confirmation for the price comes from Amazon Germany, which is asking €799 (£663) for the Tab. Clove wants £617, while an operation called Redstore.com which we've never heard of before is asking £648.
It's worth bearing in mind that some retailers do charge extra for pre-order product, especially if the price is not well known, but the broad consistency in the prices listed above suggest an SRP for the Tab of around £650, £599 at a pinch.
Which is plenty. Forget about the iPad - ViewSonic has promised a 7in 3G-capable Android tablet for £350.
Of course, that's the SIM-free price - Vodafone is expected to charge rather less, subsidising the device price with data airtime packages. ®
Absolutely ridiculous price
People mention the Apple tax, and in some cases, there is an Apple tax.
But every rumour behind GalaxyTab pricing suggests an absolutely ridiculous price. It's exacerbated by the fact that Samsung manufacture the (smaller) screens themselves, which should reduce costs.
It doesn't matter if this tablet can do more than the iPad, because the average consumer won't care. They'll just see it's more expensive than its bigger competitor and not as shiny. And then it won't sell - total fail.
Because you can't even get a Iphone 4 without a 3 week wait now. I guess they are so crappy that everyone wants one. Oh, maybe Apple just didn't plan well, did they? I mean, anyone can make 50,000 phones a month. And keep talking about the legendary Android "enhancements" coming soon to a Device near you. Nevermind that there is no guarantee that it will work on every device... but JUST YOU WAIT until version 188.8.131.52.5, then we will bloody show Apple how crappy they are.
Bring on the thumbs down. I have a Iphone 4 that works fine, even when I hold it "incorrectly". No dropped calls, no dropped Wi-Fi, works 99.99% of the time. Geeze, what a failure Apple is, eh?
Hmm yeah right, another keyboard warrior fandroid who compares spec lists. How does one know a device is better when it hasn't even been released yet? I'm not saying it can't be better my point is purely how can you make such a statement without having used the device.