Samsung dangles £200 lure at iPad-eyeing punters
Buy a Galaxy Tab and get free stuff
Samsung is giving away £200 worth of digital content in a bid to tempt tablet buyers to take its 7in Galaxy Tab this Christmas.
All you have to do is find a Tab's IMEI number, Samsung said today. Type it into the Tab website and you'll be granted gratis access to 50 eMusic MP3 files - odd, this, since the Tab's main music seller is 7 Digital - 15 films from Samsung Movies, seven games, and five e-books from the WHSmith bestseller list.
Sounds good, but it's always worth checking out the Ts&Cs.
The £25 worth of e-books is offered as an alternative to the games, valued at £21. Two of the games are already pre-installed on the Tab, so you only get five extra ones.
The 50 tracks come from a generic eMusic offer - just sign up to eMusic to get them. Even the Tab-less can do it.
The 15 films are worth £165. You have until 28 February 2011 to claim your content, and then a further month to use the vouchers Samsung will send you.
It's all in the hope of winning buyers from Apple, of course.
Samsung's Ts&Cs say the deal is open only "to UK residents... who have purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab". So no sneaking into a Carphone Warehouse or like to get snap of the IMEI on the box label... ®
No more than you, Geoff...
with your usual fandroidgasm over most android stuff. I've used both in anger and I can tell you categorically that the Galaxy Tab, while on it's own terms nothing more than a 'meh' device, next to an iPad it just looks stupid. It's a rushed out 'me too' device that you fandroids are desperately clutching on to. The build quality of the Tab is shocking vs. iPad. It's sluggish. It has a laughable battery life, the OS has been shoe-horned onto the device with little thought for actual real world usability and it's more expensive than an iPad to boot! I've seen the expression "fool and his money are easily parted" brandished at Apple early adopters all to often here, it couldn't be more true of those 'adopting' the Galaxy Tab though.
Actually, it's not 15 films - it's £165 worth of credit on the Samsung Movies website. If you pick older releases you can get considerable more than 15 films.
@AC 08/12 15:42
Clearly you've not used both in anger because your comments are a long way from the truth! W.r.t to the Galaxy Tab, build quality is great, battery life is great, and the OS is perfectly fine. I don't have an iPad because it's simply too big for my purposes whereas the Galaxy Tab is perfectly sized. No doubt you will refer to me as a fandroid, but for what it's worth I have an iMac, a Macbook, and a Macbook Air too.
Cost is not the same as worth.
"The 15 films are worth £165. "
No, the 15 films would ordinarily cost £165. Whether they are worth £165 is a matter of personal opinion.
On the other hand
Why not just knock £150 off the price of the tablet so more people can, you know, actually afford it?
Used one, then? Or are you just flapping your gums?