Galaxy Tab Subsidized by Sprint, $400 on 2-year Contract
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major Android tablet to take on the monster of the market, the iPad. So far the Galaxy Tab has failed to impress anyone with its price, but at least Sprint has decided to subsidize it for those who sign up for a 2-year data contract.
The Galaxy Tab will be $600 in most retail locations, which is more expensive than some iPad models. Considering Apple products are consistently more expensive than their counterparts, many people expected an Android tablet to be cheaper and were disappointed at the price tag.
The Sprint deal takes $200 off the Galaxy Tab price, but the required data plan is $30 per month for 2GB and $60 per month for 5GB. And buyers are stuck with the contract unless they are willing to pay early termination fees.
Rumors indicate that Sprint will also offer to sell the Galaxy Tab at full price without the contract, just like Verizon plans to do .
Sprint also confirmed that the Galaxy Tab will be available November 14.