Samsung Galaxy Tab might cost more than you hoped for

Samsung Galaxy Tab might cost more than you hoped for
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has appeared on a few websites, with prices that make us wonder what is Samsung trying to achieve here, unless, of course, those are mere speculation. Various online retailers have the preorders set around €699 ($895) for the 16GB and €799 ($1,025) for the 32GB model.


Now, most pre-order prices are higher than what the manufacturer will actually be charging when the product is widely available. Samsung diffused the rumors, saying that there is no official scheme set yet.

An MSRP that appeared for Sweden, though, seems to confirm what's already out there. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is set at the Swedish krona equivalent of $1,240, with 20 percent value added tax in this price. The Daily Mail cites company officials stating the tablet might cost only £200 ($308), but, for what it's worth, our opinion is that these would probably be carrier prices on contract.


On another note, the Galaxy Tab has already been rooted to prove a point, and one of the said retailers has set the date for its shipment around October 12th. Tell us what you think, does the Galaxy Pad stand a chance at such unsubsidized prices, or you won't go near anything that costs more than the $500 iPad?

Samsung Galaxy Tab preview

source: IntoMobile and DailyMail


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5 Comments

1. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Anything above $450 is DOA, what are the thinking?

2. lookitdisguy

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I agree... I thought the price of the Ipad was ridiculous but if this is higher then I'll go with an Ipad gladly....

3. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Yea, anything about $450 and above $199.99 on contract is in trouble. I can see them tiering with Apple but it has to be cheaper. If any tablet is more than the IPad, its dead in the water and will never even launch off the ground....

4. khan unregistered

above $350 is direct no no...

5. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

either this is wrong, or samsung is going to sell about ten of these things.

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