April 4th seen as launch date for $399 Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab
While the Wi-Fi only model of the Motorola XOOM will run from $539 at Sam's Club as we reported, to $600 elsewhere, Motorola's tablet will offer a 10 inch screen, dual-core processor and the tablet optimized Honeycomb OS.
Not only does the XOOM present a challenge for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but the Galaxy Tab's big brother-the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-also is competition for the the smaller tablet. No points if you guess how big the screen is on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but like the XOOM it will offer a dual-core processor and be powered by Android 3.0.
So if you have not yet decided on which Android tablet you want, you might have to dig deep inside and determine if you want to choose based on price or features. And remember, the difference in price between buying a Froyo powered tablet and one running on Honeycomb could be less than $200. Considering that you are buying a device that should last for a few years at least, $200 might not seem too much of a premium to pay for dual-core under the hood and for Honeycomb power. Which way would you play it? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below.
1. grags (unregistered)
...really PA? Single core 1ghz processor is already giving you nightmares?
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wonder how long it will be before the $399 price drops to $199?
4. Kimmy (unregistered)
They r soooooooo wrong for that, who wants to see the older samsung tab, since tab 10.1 is about to come out, come on samsung,,,,,
5. monarch (unregistered)
There's always a market for cheaper products. Not everyone can afford the 10 inch tablets.
6. Goldeneye (Posts: 362; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Too late Samsung, it should've been released at the same time as the 3g, plus it'll be stuck in 2.2 forever, no thanks, @ $200 as mentioned above? Maybe