Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Tab Price & Launch Date Revealed

It seems that the much talked about Samsung Galaxy Tab is cheaper than most folks have heard it to be. Sources from Sprint tipped the guys over at Boy Genius Report that this much anticipated Android tablet gadget sells for $399 as the subsidized price on its launch. On top of everything, the subsidized tablet is said to come with a 2-year contract period.

This is a significant price drop from the previous rumors which, despite all the confusion, said that the tab would be sold at $599. According to some other circulating rumor, the tablet would be available in the US at $649.

There are no official statements yet, but considering how the $399 mark from Boy Genius Report has also been shared by T-Mobile USA, it’s pretty much the best piece of information we could get for now.

What makes this rumored price so interesting is that if it’s true, it would make the Samsung Galaxy Tab $100 cheaper than the basic iPad. And since the device is $100 above the Wi-Fi only iPad, they’re obviously telling us that it’s better to choose a subsidized, fully functional tablet to get more out of any 2-year period.

But the gadget’s pricing reputation just gets better and better. Companies have already started introducing their own pricing schemes to trump the competing distributors of the model. O2 Germany, which happens to be one of the first companies to come out, recently announced its intention to support their consumers with a 24-month plan so that buyers won’t be as constrained with their monthly payments.

If you buy the Galaxy Tab from O2 Germany, you get a hold of the device by paying the €99 upfront fee. This will immediately bind you to pay €27.50 per month. This price, however, is for possession of the device alone and does not include any data plan, so you’d have to buy that separately. Add all the expenses up and you’d come up with a total of €759 for the entire 2-year plan. This means that you’ll be dividing the payment of $1047 over 24 months. For most buyers, this is arguably much better than having to pay $500 upfront.

But for everyone else who’ll think otherwise, there are other distributors out there with their own special 2-year plans for the Galaxy Tab, one of which is bound to meet your priorities and needs. What’s important is that at least we know the approximate price for this much anticipated tablet.

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