Samsung Exec: Galaxy Tab Likely to Retail Between $200 and $300

Good news for those of you interested in picking up the Galaxy Tab announced last week.  According to Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon, the Android 2.2 tablet could sell for between $200 and $300 when it debuts with wireless providers.  The final pricing will depend on carrier subsidy, but this is an encouraging starting point.

I expect the hardware maker to adopt a similar strategy for the tablet as they have for their Galaxy S line of phones.  In other words, don’t be surprised to see them drop one on a carrier near you.  Although Samsung has been putting out Android smart phones since the middle of 2009, the Galaxy S handsets and Galaxy Tab could help make them synonymous with  quality Android devices.

Samsung’s  Yoon tells the Wall Street Journal that they plan to ship 10 million Galaxy Tabs next year and hope to have one third of the global tablet market next year. Like they have with the Galaxy line of phones, Samsung is eventually plans an entire line of tablets.  exploring the possibility of a tablet with a 10-inch or six-inch screen, and Mr. Yoon said the company plans eventually to introduce a family of Galaxy Tab devices.

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5 Comments

  1. Jim
    September 06, 16:52 Reply

    Still needs a wi-fi only sans carrier connection.

  2. Jake
    September 06, 19:23 Reply

    You can just buy it outright without a data plan and use out on wifi only.

    • jdog
      September 07, 14:01 Reply

      Very true but a WiFi only version I imagine will be half the price and like Gil said that why I have a Nexus with free tethering. Can you imagine if you buy this on Sprint and you pay $40/ month for data and $30 for tethering, thats a lot of money or if they make you pay another $40 for 4G.

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU CARRIERS

  3. Gil
    September 07, 01:31 Reply

    You know what? I don’t want to get this device if it means another fricken contract with a cel phone carrier. Just want the tab! That’s why I have a Nexus One. No contract. Nice!

  4. Darkseider
    September 07, 14:30 Reply

    The Toshiba Folio 100 looks to be the most promising of those shown recently and the only thing holding me back from getting one is root. Once/IF the Folio 100 is rooted and if the bootloader isn’t locked down and custom ROMs can be installed I will have one the same day. Dual core Tegra 2 250 cortex A9 SoC + Geforce GPU + custom AOSP Froyo ROM with all of the Google goodness would make me a VERY happy person.

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