Samsung DE has just announced the availability of its Android-running tablet, the P1000 Galaxy Tab. Rejoice, our German friends! Or don't, because here comes the cold shower. The suggested retail price of the tablet is good 799 euro.
Now if that turns out to be the case, we get a feeling that Samsung will have to lower its expectations for the Froyo-running tablet. Being 100 euro more expensive that the 3G-enabled version of the Apple iPad certainly won't do the Galaxy Tab any favors.
Of course the device is already listed for pre-order at Amazon.de for 750 euro and Amazon.co.uk for 600 GBP (680 euro) so this might turn out to be a mistake on behalf of Samsung staff. Usually pre-order prices are higher than the actual retail value of a product, not lower. Also just the other day Vodafone Spain released their pricing plans for the Samsung tablet, offering it for 200 euro on a contract.
We are obviously doomed to stay unaware of the Tab real pricing until the very last possible moment. The good news is that this moment is just around the corner and the puzzle should finally be solved in the following days. Unfortunately the chances of the Tab being as affordable as we all hoped rapidly dropped after this announcement. Sigh!
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Very expensive. Even if they matched the price of the iPad they would have had a hard time to beat Apple's sales. Pricing it higher is just unfortunate, as some people would have been interested in the extra features. As it is, I don't see this as be...
it is batter to buy ipad
Because Europe is rich -> Samsung rips them off