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Karey Westfall
09-07-2010, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5630952/samsung-galaxy-tab-listed-for-1030-on-german-amazon?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5630952/samsung-.../full+(Gizmodo)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"A Samsung product exec told the WSJ that the Galaxy Tab would retail for between $200 - $300 in the US, but..."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1283822609.usr110024.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>So according to Amazon Germany, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will retail over there for 799 Euro (approx. $1030 US). That's quite a bit more than what we heard our for our price! How much would you consider paying for the Galaxy Tab?</p>

tw
09-07-2010, 11:10 PM
Amazon lists it for 799 Euros (unlocked and without any data plan). But it is unclear whether it is the 16 GB or 32 GB version.

But other shops in Germany list the 16 GB version for 649 Euros:
Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000CWADBT) Preisvergleich bei Geizhals.at Deutschland (http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a567321.html)

whydidnt
09-07-2010, 11:52 PM
I'm hoping it shows up at $600-700 unsubsidized. That would be pretty competitive with the higher end iPads, and I'm not interested in committing to another monthly service plan--I'm already paying for tethering on my existing plan for a reason.

I do fear that Samsung is getting greedy with this device and will price it out of the market. 7" devices are not phones and should not be tied a carrier plan. If Apple is selling the base iPad at $499.00, they can't realistically expect to charge hundreds more for the competing product. They'll get some early adopters, but will chase most the market away.

Lee Yuan Sheng
09-08-2010, 02:35 AM
<p>So according to Amazon Germany, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will retail over there for 799 Euro (approx. $1030 US). That's quite a bit more than what we heard our for our price! How much would you consider paying for the Galaxy Tab?</p>

EU prices tend to be higher than US prices. Often it can be a 1:1 pricing (eg US$399 / 349 / 399)

Karey Westfall
09-12-2010, 08:40 PM
I'm hoping it shows up at $600-700 unsubsidized. That would be pretty competitive with the higher end iPads, and I'm not interested in committing to another monthly service plan--I'm already paying for tethering on my existing plan for a reason.

I do fear that Samsung is getting greedy with this device and will price it out of the market. 7" devices are not phones and should not be tied a carrier plan. If Apple is selling the base iPad at $499.00, they can't realistically expect to charge hundreds more for the competing product. They'll get some early adopters, but will chase most the market away.


Ya, I too, hope they keep the price competitive since I think the Tab has some promise in it. It would be silly for them to charge substantially more for a device similar to the competition and hope people pay it, unless they offer some incentive or don't charge a monthly subscription fee. But I'm sure their marketing people know this, so I guess we will have to wait a little longer for a confirmed price.