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Samsung Galaxy Tab UK official price hits equivalent of $950

updated 05:30 pm EDT, Mon October 4, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab priced well over iPad in UK

Samsung's Galaxy Tab today received official UK pricing from retailers that puts it well above the iPad. Dixons, PC World and other stores should carry the low-end seven-inch tablet for 600 with tax, or $950. The cost comes despite the larger Apple tablet costing 529 ($838) for a model with the same 3G and 16GB of storage.

The tablet should be subsidized with all UK carriers but will need a contract and locked 3G to reach the lower price. British stores should get both locked and unlocked versions on November 1.

Pricing in the US is likely to be lower for the anticipated mid-October release, but the cost presents a potential barrier to Samsung's early adoption. The Galaxy Tab has front and back cameras but otherwise doesn't have major hardware advantages and also currently lacks a pure Wi-Fi version, which lowers the price of entry for an iPad to 429 ($680). [via Pocket-lint]




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  1. Parky

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Fail

    Fail

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Everyone will want one!

    NOT!

  1. global.philosopher

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Overpriced + underspec'ed = FAIL

    The three main specs for a tablet is screen size, battery life and price - this is what defines the tablet market (evrything else are just differentiaiting features). Samsung is flogging a dead horse with this one as they fail on all three specifications.

  1. facebook_Andi

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    Joined: Oct 2010

    0

    underspec ? are you crazy ???

    First of all, IPad does not know Flash 10, so, it cannot see any webpage.
    This makes him undesirable ! I cannot buy something that is not complete !!!
    Second, Galaxy tab is also a phone ! combined with the front camera you can make video calls.
    Third, Galaxy tab has a SD Card Slot ! Not only that you can increase the storage space but you can transfer data easily !

    What do you do if you go to a friend and you wanna take something from his computer ?
    You give him your SD card or, you can connect your Ipad with a cable like in the 20th century

    Wanna go on ?
    Ipad 9.8 inch - 1024x 748 rezolution
    Galaxy tab 7 inch - 1024x600 rezolution

    so ... biger density is underspec ?

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