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O2 Germany reveals their €759 price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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O2 Germany reveals their €759 price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab
Regretfully, all our fears about the Samsung Galaxy Tab might be coming true after O2 Germany recently became one of the first carriers to announce pricing on the highly anticipated Android powered tablet. Previously, we reported on how retail insiders hinted to an exorbitant price for a SIM-free and no-contract required Galaxy Tab, but now the realization that this thing is going to be costly no matter what is starting to hit everyone.

O2 Germany is planning to sell the Tab for €759 ($1,047) and for right now, looks to be fetched through their My Handy payment plan which essentially cuts up the price of the Tab over the course of a 24 month period – and that doesn't include service. Initially, they require a €99 deposit which would then tie customers into 24 monthly payments of €27.50 each.

It's almost unfathomable to even think that this thing will be priced higher than the Apple iPad, so it's hard to say if Samsung has any control at this point with pricing. Now that we're getting a small taste of what to expect, it'll be interesting to see if other mobile carriers around the world adopt a similar pricing for their specific version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. So now that O2 Germany spilled the beans regarding it, does it make you want to buy one still?

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source: O2 Germany via SlashGear

O2 Germany reveals their €759 price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. jharo (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


There is no way I'd buy one at that price. I really want one too! Might be a flop if they can't get the pricing comparable to the iPad.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 10:21

2. remixfa (Posts: 14179; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oi.. like always, a bit of misinformation to try to make apple look good. In europe they use the VAT tax, which is an inclusive tax built into the price. If memory serves, its around 30% somewhere which im sure someone will correct me on. Thats not counting any sales tax on top of that. We dont have that tax in america (yet, but Obamination is trying to give it to us), so you basically just have to think about adding 30% on top of anything in america. Take 30% off that price, and it will be closer to the expected, which is around 600 bux or so. It is the first of the "high end" android tablets, did you think it was gonna be cheap?? Even if its the same price as an ipad it does MUCH more, so u get better value. This time next year, there will be a dozen Android tablets and it will drop the market price substantially. First adopters always pay a premium.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 12:21

3. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Models in the US: No phone call ability... Fail! Contracted... Fail! Locked Sim... Fail!

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 12:25

4. remixfa (Posts: 14179; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


OH LORD.. it CAN make phone calls. Think about it. U can do video calling over wifi. You have a speaker and u have a reciever. It may lack the frequencies to make calls over Tmobile or ATT, but it doesnt lack the ability to call over Skype, fring, google voice, ect. A little common sence peeps!!

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