Sprint has undercut Verizon’s pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab by a whole $200, and announced that it will sell the tablet for $400 starting November 14. Now you can actually buy a Galaxy Tab for less than the entry price of an Apple iPad ($499), something that could prove a boon for sales of Samsung’s tablet. That’s of course, if you are up for signing another two-year contract with a wireless carrier.
Last week Verizon got slated for pricing the Samsung Galaxy too high. The price tag is $600, but there’s no contract required. Prices start at $20 per month for 1GB of data traffic, all the way up to $80 for 10GB of data. Sprint watched from the sidelines, and announced on Monday that the Galaxy Tab will be cheaper on its network-a whole $200 cheaper when bought with a two-year service contract.
Sprint’s price plans for the Galaxy Tab start at $30 for 2GB of data, or $60 per months for 5GB and unlimited messaging (the Galaxy Tab is essentially a huge Android phone). Sprint might be offering the Galaxy Tab cheaper, but it makes up for that in pricing plans. On Sprint, 1GB of data on the cheapest plan is $15, while on Verizon is $10, and on the most expensive plan is $12, compared to Verizon’s $8 per GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet, part of an upcoming line of competitors to Apple’s popular iPad. It runs on a 1GHz processor, a 3-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3 video calling camera, together with WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS. You can see how the Samsung Galaxy Tab stacks up against the iPad and other upcoming tablets in our smackdown chart.
Sprint has started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab at its stores (with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card).