WSJ says Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to get Samsung Galaxy Tab
This article contains unofficial information.
Samsung is going to need all of the carriers and retailers it can find to carry the Galaxy Tab if it is to make good on its forecast to sell 10 million units and grab a third of the market by the end of next year. The good thing for the Korean based manufacturer is that its heavy spending on television ads to promote its "Galaxy S" line of handsets should help the Galaxy Tab gain brand recognition. After all, the device is simply an enlarged version of the Galaxy S phone (albeit without the Super AMOLED screen), complete with a cellular connection.
There has been no definitive word on pricing or launch date. A source close to the situation said that Verizon is still deciding whether or not to offer subsidized pricing on the tablet. As we reported, Samsung executive Hankil Yoon said that the product would probably retail for between $200 and $300 with the final price tag determined by how much of a subsidy each carrier will provide.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Preview
1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
As a T-Mobile customer I feel soooo left out.
5. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
this isnt an official word from samsung, this is more speculation. Dont give up on it yet. Of course, I'll be pissed too if it turns out to be true. But only an idiot would pass it up, especially while looking at not only Ipad sales, but the huge sales of the Vibrant/GalaxyS.
3. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)
Your upset and feel left out because your on T-Mobile not because the tablet isn't coming to you guys. Your network sucks be real. T-Mobile is a step above Metro piece of s or (metro pcs). T-Mobile is only in business thanks to high deposit customers who can't get on another network.
4. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
hey VZW, ive worked for both tmo and VZW. You wanna trash a company, trash ATT for charging jacked up rates while having less coverage than Tmo. Of course, Tmobile is 7x faster than VZW for now at 40% less price. So its also for people that dont want to pay 100 a line when they can get the same coverage for much cheaper and way faster. Concidering all the population areas and major roads are pretty well covered the only spot that VZW really still shines is in the boonies.
6. Droid (unregistered)
LOL...at your saying "So its also for people that dont want to pay 100 a line when they can get the same coverage for much cheaper and way faster." Crazy if anyone especially T-Mobile of all carriers have same coverage as Verizon. I usually don't take part in these little discussions but that just cracked me up. Verizon isn't the one who sends out letters to their customers saying they got 30 days to take their number elsewhere or else T-Mobile would have to cancel their service because T-Mobile can't afford paying all the roaming charges for their customer's phone calls.
7. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
I'm sorry, there is just no way Tmo has the same coverage as Verizon. I have several friends who have recently switched from Tmo to VZW and every single one of them talks about how much better the service is.
11. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
hate to tell ya droid, but if your in a populated area town,suburb,city.. chances are your coverage is similar. ive worked for both carriers. Yea, VZW is the undisputed king when it comes to coverage, thats not in question. But if you spend your life in an area with great coverage with both carriers, why would you pay 40% more for the same thing and 1/7th the speed? MOST americans live in a population area. Im not trying to compare over all coverage maps, VZW wins every time, listen to what i said though instead of misunderstanding it.
17. coconaut (unregistered)
haha wateva verizon has better coverage than t-mobile try using ur verizon phone in puerto rico and usvi t-mobile wins in those places ..
9. Cocoanut (unregistered)
Gosh o hate people like u that dt do there research ..Hun yes t-mobile is 7x faster than verizon and even tho when verizon takes out 4G LTE t-mobiles 3G will still be faster look it up if u dnt believe me verizons LTE will ONLY get 12 Mbps the most while t-mobiles hspa will go to 42 Mbps by next year yes t-mobile may not have as much coverage as verizon but it Does have and will have a faster network than verizon.
10. Droid (unregistered)
LOL....no one care about speed if the coverage isn't there to provide the SPEED to the customers. If that was the case than AT&T would be number 1 and everyone would be raving about them and their "Fastest 3G Network." The point is coverage is the main factor, hint why Verizon is #1 and the most reliable network in the US. Regardless if our 3G or our soon to be LTE isn't as fast as T-Mobile HSPDA network, we will still be number 1 because we have the coverage and reliability to back us up along with some of the hottest devices on the market and best customer service.
12. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ATT is not the fastest in anything, its a lie because they concider Tmobile to be 3.5G, so they can say they are the fastest 3g. its stupid. speed caps Tmobile- 21mb sprint 4g - 12mb ATT - 7mb VZW - 3mb 21 / 3 = 7.. so yea, Tmobile is 7x faster. quit drinking the coolaid.. lol LTE has a cap around 100mb/s though cocoanut. VZW WILL be the fastest when it launches, but your going to pay an arm and a leg for it. It will be a premium on the regular service. Next year Tmobile doubles up to 44mb/s for the same pricing they are now.
13. Droid (unregistered)
Again, speed doesn't matter if you dont have the coverage to provide the speed! They could be 100 times faster and they would still suck cuz they don't have the network to provide those blazing speeds and they only have 1 device so far coming out that will connect (G2) to those speeds.
14. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
most americans have the coverage, thats the point your missing. but hey, its ok. u have your opinion, and i have fact... to each their own. :)
15. Droid (unregistered)
haha...if most americans had the coverage with T-Mobile than T-Mobile would have the most customers, especially with the low prices and free add a line for the kids. Now thats fact. :)
16. coconaut (unregistered)
well yea but since i live in puerto rico there is not a freaking verizon wireless im sticking with t-mobile because of hspa+ running at 21 mbps , if verizon was soo great it wud have never get bought out by claro over here we had verizon but some other company claro took over it and all verizon stores became claro .. so yeaaaa verizon sucks over here i admit it it was good when it was verizon but once it switched to claro things went down... so yea what more can i ask for? t-mobile is the best over here at&t n sprint suck over here just like claro ..
18. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)
Your smoking crack. Its already been said Verizons LTE will be hands down the fastest in the U.S
19. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)
Wow finally something smart in this post....LTE has a cap around 100mb/s though cocoanut. VZW WILL be the fastest when it launches, but your going to pay an arm and a leg for it. It will be a premium on the regular service. Next year Tmobile doubles up to 44mb/s for the same pricing they are now
20. coconaut (unregistered)
yes so what if its the fastest newtwork in the USA if theres no verizon over here , What part of we dnt have verizon over in puerto rico DONT U get?? so to us puerto ricans its worthless ..... thats why im sticking with t-mobile because its the fastest over here ...