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WSJ: Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming to US on September 16



The Wall St. Journal is reporting that Samsung will announce its Galaxy Tab for the US on September 16, and that it is likely that Samsung will be releasing it with Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T as partners. There’s still no official word on the US price point but speculation is centering on somewhere between $200 and $300.

If Samsung has cut deals with all three major US carriers, then it means Samsung is going for broke with this release. That’s all well and good, but this comes after a Samsung Exec has already said we’ll see newer tablet/slates earlier next year, and a Google exec has said that Froyo (the Android version on the Galaxy Tab) isn’t that well suited for Tablets, and that the next versions will be optimized for the form factor.

I’m hoping Samsung does indeed make a big splash with the Galaxy Tab, but I have to say that I’m concerned about what we’re hearing on all these fronts. This is nothing but base speculation on my part here, but unless Samsung has pulled off some deals like Apple did with AT&T on its month to month package for the iPad, I just can’t see a lot of consumers opting for another contract, even if the Galaxy Tab has phone capability. Keep in mind there is no WiFi only option that we’ve seen for the Galaxy Tab, like there was for the iPad.

I know there is some interest here in the Galaxy Tab among GBM readers so let us know your thoughts. What’s the price point got to be for you to pull the trigger? Will a contract deter you?



  1. HG

    09/11/2010 at 11:05 am

    The Samsung Tab looks like a good device, but would only consider buying one if the price was in the 199.99 without contract. There is many other tablets that will be just like the Galaxy Tab. So for now I will continue using my iPad 3G.

  2. junior

    09/11/2010 at 2:40 pm

    needs full unlocked versions for U.S carriers with full 3g capable & separate ear / talk built in microphone

  3. Jason

    09/11/2010 at 10:34 pm

    I’d LOVE to get a Galaxy tab, but if there’s a contract requirement, and no month to month option like the ipad3G version, then count me out. I HATE phone contracts, and I have no need for an oversized cell phone, anyway. The only way I’d consider getting one with a contract is if it’s a 3G only plan – no voice!

  4. Jason

    09/11/2010 at 10:37 pm

    I should add, I would’ve gotten a dell streak in a heartbeat if it hadn’t been for the contract requiring a voice plan if you want 3g service.. If Dell had gotten the same deal that Apple got for the ipad I would’ve been as good as theirs. I would’ve even paid the full unsubsidized price of the Streak.

  5. Big Wes

    09/13/2010 at 7:05 am

    I am torn between the Galaxy Tab and the iPad. I think the iPad is the more functional solution now and can be purchased (alas a higher price) than the Galaxy Tab with no strings attached, even if you go with 3G. But the Galaxy Tab has cameras and GPS, and a cheaper price point. I guess I’ll wait and see what happens…

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    04/01/2011 at 10:21 am

    For me it is the news for the day, can’t wait to get my hands on it!!..

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