Android Devices

Verizon and Samsung announce price of Galaxy Tab – $599

October 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Tablets, Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Tab

We finally have official confirmation of how much the Samsung Galaxy Tab will cost when it comes to Verizon – $599.99. Samsung and Verizon announced today that the Tab will be made available on November 11 for $599, with an option to add a monthly data plan for as little as $20 per month for 1 GB of data (more data costs more money).

The announcement makes no mention of an option to purchase the Tab with a subsidy, so it seems unlikely that Verizon will give users a break for signing a contract, a common incentive to encourage phone buyers to sign two-year agreements. Anyone seeking a Tab will have to settle for paying full price and then choosing a data plan.

The Tab comes with Android 2.2, a 7-inch WSVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and several pre-loaded applications: V CAST Music/Song/Video, VZ Navigator, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, Blockbuster on Demand, and Let’s Golf.

So now that we know how much the Tab will cost – on Verizon at least – are you guys still in the hunt? Is this too much for a second mobile device, low enough, or are you waiting on something else?

Visit  www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab for more information.