Samsung Galaxy Tab, the first Android-based tablet PC brought to the market by South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung, is expected to arrive on shelves in the United States in the near future, via more than one wireless carrier in the country.
We've already learned some info on the landing and pricing of this Android slate at mobile phone carrier Sprint, and details on its availability at another operator in the country emerged, namely T-Mobile.
The same as Sprint
, this wireless services provider is expected to have the tablet PC available for purchase on its airwaves priced at $399 upon the signing of a two-year contract agreement.
Moreover, it appears that this would be the contract cost of Galaxy Tab after a $50 rebate, and that the full retail price tag for the device has been set at no less than $649.
Since the contract price
is rumored to be the same both at Sprint and T-Mobile, there are great chances that other wireless carriers in the country would come up with similar offerings for the slate, though nothing has been confirmed officially on this for the time being.
On the other hand, the guys over at TmoNews
came up with a leaked image showing details on Galaxy Tab
's hardware specs and pricing at Magenta, which appears to confirm the said contract cost for the device.
According to the news site, the said image came from a T-Mobile partner, and not from the wireless carrier itself, but chances are that the pricing would be the same at the two.
Some of the latest reports around the Internet suggested that the Android tablet would sport high costs on more than one market around the world, something that might not help it that much in its fight against the Apple iPad, that's for sure.
However, since no official announcement regarding the exact landing of Galaxy Tab in the US
was made, nor on the slate's price tag, things might prove different in the end, so stay tuned for more info on this.
For what it's worth, the Galaxy Tab remains one of the nicest devices brought into the wild with Google's Android 2.2 Froyo OS on board during the ongoing year, especially since it packs some of the high-end features that Samsung Galaxy S
landed on shelves with.