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Samsung Galaxy Tab price may start where iPad stops

updated 11:25 pm EDT, Thu September 2, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab may cost 900 or more

Samsung's Galaxy Tab could have an unsubsidized price high enough that it would be more expensive than most any Apple model, based on early if unconfirmed claims. The French at Journal du Geek were quoted a price of 699 euros with tax for the 16GB version, or $895. At this level, it would cost as much as a 32GB, 3G iPad does despite the smaller screen.

The price might also be the most conservative. Those at ARMDevices were told the price would be 799 euros, or $1,025. British retailer Expansys listed it at 680, or $1,047. At these prices, the tablet would begin at prices comparable to the 64GB 3G iPad, Apple's costliest model.

Room exists for the prices to drop, as some of the pricing is tentative; European pricing is also typically higher. However, with the German launch due within roughly two weeks, it's less likely that prices will change by the time of the actual release. Such prices could create problems for Samsung as Apple could make up for any perceived feature differences through price. Apple lacks front and back cameras as well as a card slot, but its 3G models are much less expensive. O2, Vodafone and other European providers may have to make subsidizing the tablet a necessity to bring the price to a competitive level.



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  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    FAIL

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    Comment buried. Show
  1. wrenchy

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    You get


    What you pay for. Right Apple fans?
    Totally worth it for cutting-edge Android technology.

  1. Peter Bonte

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    699 euro is not $895

    US price should be about $680, a bit more expensive than the iPad 3G. Nonetheless, Apple has set the price very competitive, they really want to own this market. :-)

  1. azarhi

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    699 is $897

    What math are you using Peter? http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=699+euro

    At current rate, when I did the search, it comes in at $897! So how is article wrong? They didn't say that the price would be that, only that the current rumors are saying 699 euros. Which does convert to just shy of $900. Which turns out to be $268 MORE than the 16gig 3G iPad. That price is only $68 more than the 64 gig 3G iPad, but with only 16 gig of storage.

  1. Peter Bonte

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    re: 699 is $897

    The $499 iPad costs about 500 euro in europe that is always including tax, if you turn that around 500 euro doesn't become $642.

  1. facebook_Justin

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    HAHA! AN ANDROID TABLET! Well I guess it would actually make sense, even if it were UNDER the cost of an iPad you still have to be a moron to buy one, so why not overprice it, morons are willing to spend anything just to get their fix of Flash ads.

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