Yesterday it was revealed that Verizon would be getting Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy Tab. Less exciting was the price: The carrier announced that the Galaxy Tab would be available off contract on November 11 for $599.99.
Without a contract... Not at all. You also don't have to pay $20 a month for the data. You can immediately cancel that. Eventually, they may sell it for less with a contract, but most buyers don't want one, so why force it down the buyers throat. The ipad is right around the same price without a contract, so I don't see how this is sorely overpriced.
I remember when I could tether my Palm PDA via blue-tooth to my phone. Have we evolved backwards? Why do these devices need their own data plan? It would make more sense for it to tether to your smart-phone. Just imagine one data plan that either device can use when it needs. Seriously, the Palm was ahead of it's time. I could even connect two palm PDA's together over blue-tooth and play games or share data.
i think it alittle ridiculous. its price will drop pretty fast im thinking. its too big to be your primary phone and most people arent gonna want to have a plan with it. most netbooks have more to offer and are $100-200 cheaper. i understand though. its the new toy so they have to charge a bunch for it. ill wait for the price to drop.
The new iPod touch is $230, the iPad is $500. A 7" tablet from Apple would be somewhere inbetween, if they saw fit to manufacture one. A 7" tablet from another manufacturer, without the "Apple tax", should be less. This would put a reasonable price on a 7" tablet at around $300-350.
Everything cost more at Verizon.This is fitting. I will stick to my laptop and smart phone till something reasonable comes along . Similar clone tablets have been out for half the price for about a month....