Amazon U.K. has Samsung Galaxy Tab for sale, priced well above iPad

Amazon U.K. has Samsung Galaxy Tab for sale, priced well above iPad
Although the launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.K. remains unknown, the Android flavored tablet is listed on Amazon U.K. at a price that is above an equivalent iPad model. After the VAT, the cost of the Galaxy Tab is 680 BP which is equivalent to $1,063 U.S. for a device with a 7 inch screen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor and Android 2.2 installed.

The closest iPad to this Galaxy Tab would be the 16GB model with 3G that is priced at $827 U.S. In this case, paying more could give you a smaller amount of real estate. But on the other hand, Apple's tablet offers no front or rear camera, microSD card to add memory, and does not support Bluetooth 3.0. Tablet buyers will have a tough choice to make although we would imagine that those familiar with Android would lean toward Samsung's tablet while iOS devotees would pick the iPad.

Parts of Europe will be receiving the Galaxy Tab this week and the device will be introduced in the States tomorrow at which time we would expect to get some solid launch dates for potential U.S. buyers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Preview
Apple iPad Review

source: electronista



1. MikeV unregistered

The closest iPad is the 64gb version not the 16gb one... How much on board memory does the tab come with? And battery life?

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

is it even officially out yet in the UK? if not that would explain the huge price. What were the original prerelease prices of a ipad? yea, they were well above the real price.

4. MikeV unregistered

The expected price was over $900, but nobody knew what it was like and much less they sold it on the Internet. After the iPad is not possible to say you don't know what a tablet is like and the tab even leaked official specs. There is seriously not much relation on these things... so what was the battery life and the on board memory the tab came with? Anyone a real answer?

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1247; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Do people even buy tablets and if so, why? What can the ipad do that your iphone can't? What can your galaxy tab do that you're galaxy s phone can't? And the pads/tabs come at a much higher price and are less portable. It just makes more sense to buy the phone version.

5. MikeV unregistered

Thats like asking why do people still buy LCD screens or bigger tvs. After all, what can they do that they couldn't with their smaller carotid rays tv? They can do the same, but better (and in this case, faster)

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the reason id be interested in a tablet is a lot of colleges are going book free in the next few years and having everything as Ebooks through kindle and kindle apps. My college is slated to do that sometime this year. Instead of spending hundreds on a simple kindle, why not spend a little more and get a lot more out of it? In a few years all these tablets will be 100 bux. With so many android tablets slated for launch in 2011, i dont see the pricing staying very high very long.

6. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It will most likely go down after the official release.. stay tuned...

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