Samsung Galaxy Tab release date and price revealed
So we finally get a date for the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab, the first real opposition to Apple’s ipad. Announced on Samsung’s UK Twitter account, the Galaxy Tab will be “available on all major networks from November 1st” so while we know of both Three and Vodafone handing the device, it appears Orange, O2 and T-mobile may be joining the tablet party as well.
The Galaxy tab’s specs remain impressive, and with a 7″ multitouch capacitive screen running Android 2.1 and powered by a 1Ghz CPU, early reviews have named it as a definite contender in the tablet race.
Of course its not the only tablet to come in the next 6 months – similarly big names like Dell, HP, BlackBerry and Toshiba are launching tablet devices of one form or another. The Tab does steal the march on them though, and in a world where all tablets look the same, 6 months can make a difference.
What about price, though? Well, contract-free, it’ll set you back £599.99. However, although this seems steep, it should be available heavily subsidised on the mobile networks, making it much easier on the pocket. Give it six months or so, and you should find it bundled with a smartphone as well for mcuh better value.
So what do you think? At this price, will you be getting a Galaxy Tab? Let us know in the comments below.