Verizon’s Galaxy Tab is $599.99

By  |  Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 7:25 am

Starting on November 11th, you’ll be able to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon for $599.99, no contract required (or available). That puts it at $100 above the cheapest iPad and $29 below the cheapest 3G model; if you buy a Tab, it’ll be because you prefer its size, features (such as dual cameras), and/or operating system, not because Apple priced the iPad too high.

I’ll be fascinated to see how well the Tab does (and I think it’s pretty obvious that a $499.99 Tab would be about three times more appealing than a $599.99 one). I wonder how long it’ll be until there’s an appealing iPad alternative that’s meaningfully less expensive?


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    For less than 1/2 the price, I'm actually considering getting an Archos 70. It's not quite a match for the specs of the Galaxy Tab, but it's pretty close, and though it doesn't officially support the Google apps, I'm told there's an .apk for that. It's under $300, and will do everything that you expect from a high-end Android device, yet without the pricey data contract. Seems like a better deal to me.

  2. IcyFog Says:

    Tab isn't that a diet soft drink. Did Samsung get the rights?

  3. lwell Says:

    hmm, with the a Super AMOLED version, a 10.1-inch flavor, and a tablet-tuned Android, just hit Verizon retail for $599.99, really stunned, but Im not really caring about a comparison to the ipad, there must be lots of folks think so? Well, ipad more likely a consumer electronic, a great portable movies, videoes and game device, at least now Im sucked in movies watching on it in the help of iFunia iPad Video Converter, and now Game center, be a great game playing platform, of course the E-mail and surfing internet or do some office work on it are also handy and convenient.~~~Well, but the Galaxy Tab got its features and superiority and must be on fire too, time will prove that… In a word, both are winsome, the ipad has time superiority, and is $499 for the wifi only version makes some more appealing.