Samsung Galaxy Tab Details Come To Light, $399 After Rebate?

At this point there isn’t much we don’t already know about the Galaxy Tab heading the Magenta way but two questions have lingered, price and release date. Given the above image (and assuming its legit, real, believable etc) we believe we can safely say at least one of those questions has been answered with a price that comes in right about where we thought it would be given Sprint’s leaked pricing. It looks as though this came to us via a T-Mobile dealer partner and not the corporate office itself but we have little reason to believe pricing would be different between the two. To be honest I can’t say this pricing is far off from where it should be, given the iPad’s popularity with pricing that exceeds the Tab in every capacity. I’m not sure what expectations were when considering the pricing for something that can’t be considered a phone or a computer, so pricing somewhere in the middle makes sense, as I see it. Of course, I’ll look to the comments to be proven otherwise but forgive me if I don’t express disappointment; I think this pricing won’t deter the massive success predicted for Galaxy Tab sales. One more shot follows comparing the Tab to the iPad, T-Mobile style!


  • Jhon Deo

    Two year contract for a tablet PC?!! WTF!?!? The thing will be outdated in 6 months. I don’t even like the iPad that I have but I’ll stick with it, over getting roped into a 2 year contract.

    • barkfark

      Contract only required if you want a discount on the device, company has to make their money back for the device. if you wanna pay full price for it, Even more Plus is definately an option. Price to pay for technology.

      • Doppio

        $250 discount does not warrant a two-year commitment. And “definately” is definitely not an English word.

  • Ricardo

    I’m just going to list a few thoughts on the subject.

    As an overall tab, the specs on this are better then the Ipad. FFC and RFC and a few other things. The biggest difference are the ecosystem and support. The android market is on the way up but it is not comparable to the support the ipad received before and right after launch. Though the Ipad was rushed to market, it still performed real well.

    Samsung is approaching this like apple except they need to assure potential buyers as to when the wifi version will be released.

    Tmobile would score huge points if we could pay a single price for data on our phone and the tab.I wouldn’t mind paying an extra five dollars a month for data to cover the up keep of their network.

    I find it funny that many of the arguments here about price (could buy a laptop at that price) are the same made towards the Ipad. Boy did that not turn out well?
    We can’t expect Samsung to do what i consider a better job for cheaper.

    Worse thing that can happen now is that apple announces a new model with video chat capabilities. Many people will just buy that.

    • Jesse

      article is by fanboys, for fanboys.

      No, it doesn’t have the android market, because froyo doesn’t support non phone resolution app’s yet, so it would be pointless anyway.

      Ricardo is probably the only person not drinking the google cool-aid the the point of making decent points.

      2 year data plan + basically no apps = win?

      blazing inaccuracies in this article that the author should be ashamed of:

      you mention hdmi out via a dock, but don’t say anything about the vga out on the ipad? (requires no dock)

      When you talk price, you compare it to the most expensive ipad, when you talk storage, you compare it to the smallest ipad.

      not mentioning no marketplace support.

      You can fool yourself, but your just fools.

      • Dee

        It does have the android market and the app is clearly visible in the first picture shown in this article… might want to get some glasses Jesse. I understand you prefer apple kool aid and thats fine but if you are going to steer someone away from the andriod beverage you might want to get your facts straight otherwise it makes your apple “cool aid” look and taste a little watered down and sugar free.

      • Iria

        Agreed. In fact, we work on Android and iPhone software; unlike the iPad with its 2x mode, apps run just fine without special coding for the different resolution.

      • somone

        it will have 2.2 but i heard word that HTC also has a tablet in the making. 7 and a 10 inch screen during the first quarter..

      • Relwal

        It does have the Android Market.
        Here is the Samsung site: click on “Specifications” it says it supports Android Market.

        Also while iPad doesn’t require a dock for VGA out, it does require an iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter ($29). A dock by any other name…

      • jonathan

        You should read up if you believe it doesn’t have the Android Market. Most tablets that are coming out do not have the Android Market because of the lack of radio bands. Read up before making yourself look stupid…

      • Dre

        @ Jesse, the author isn’t didn’t write any of that info. The pictures are clearly of internal T-Mobile documents. You can tell this because at the bottom of each it clearly states “For internal T-Mobile use only.” As for the blazing inaccuracies that you mentioned, I’m not really sure where you see those. This really isn’t even hardly an article. The author simply displayed copies of internal T-Mobile docs.

    • DavidJAX

      Umm rumor has it the new iPad will be released at the end if November and should sport rear and front facing camera. It’ll also have face time.

      • Noel Barcellos

        tsk tsk

  • Justin

    I don’t see where it says anything about the Android Market. Does anyone know if this will have it?

    • Dee

      Yes Justin it does have the android market. All android devices will always have the market and it is visible as an app on the first picture in this article.

      • cak

        Wrong, most tablets out now (sure, they are crap), do not have the marketplace. You would think this would be a major marketing deal, touting the 60,000 apps for android. This is way too expensive, for what it is. So an extra $150 for two cameras and a smaller screen. Sure, thanks samsung. I thought you losers were always whinging about how Apple are always ripping people off?

      • jonathan

        This is a false statement. Not every Android device has the market. You too need to read up…

        Although to answer this repeated question – YES, THIS HAS A *CERTIFIED* ANDROID MARKET.

    • Iria

      We’ve got pre-rel devices in house. They have the Android Market.

  • myn15

    i wanna see first what htc phone is coming to tmo that said to be with 2cameras but running WP7. i hope the screen is as big as my hd2 or a little bigger, but 4.3inc will do. but this galaxy tab, with that price? uhhmm i have to think this over and over again..

  • tmorep

    @ Ricardo… really $5 for data? Its an hspa device n u wana pay $5…. what kind of a moron are you? tmo charger $1.99 per mb on lil dumb phones and u have the nerve to ask for a $5 charge just cuz u have a smart phone? i shouldve realized by ur picture u are broke, cheap and a dumbass….

    • Ricardo

      I guess your a dumb ass because you can’t read. What does extra mean in your vocabulary. I guess in your vocabulary the word is synonymous with only cause that is the only way you could read “I wouldn’t mind paying an extra five dollars a month for data to cover the up keep of their network.” and think i only want unlimited web on a phone and TAB FOR FIVE FREAKING DOLLARS. AT LEAST ASK WHAT I MEAN BEFORE YOU NOT ONLY ASSUME STUFF BUT THEN TYPE SOMETHING STUPID. I’M ALREADY SPENDING FOR UNLIMITED WEB ON MY EVEN MORE PLUS 500 MIN TTW PLAN. THE FACT THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY 700 DOLLARS AFTER TAX FOR THIS BECAUSE I’M ON THE EVEN MORE PLUS PLAN AND GET NO NICE DISCOUNT THEN LETS SAY PAY 30 A MONTH MORE FOR THE TAB WOULD MEAN I WOULD BE SPENDING A TOTAL OF 1420 OVER A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS TO USE THIS.
      Man, there is being frugal and then there is being economical. Many of the articles on this website don’t emphasis the hit us Even More Plus plan and individuals take. Those subsidies that we don’t enjoy and the fact that there isn’t another member of the family whose upgrade i cant use really add up.

      • http://None Navixo

        Sign a contract for your tab, its going to need to be on a separate account if you have a family plan anyhow, just make sure its on Even More and not Even More + and that might help with your situation, and yes you can do that as long as its two accounts. Ask the rep you buy from to put it under another account # and get your subsidies.

    • Bart The Truth

      Way to represent our company. If you are a rep, you shouldn’t disrespect a customer/potential customer like that. It is someone offering their opinion of T-Mobile adding $5 to their current data plan (which is $30) to be able to interchange devices. Who cares if that is the rate if they are buying the tab outright, they still use the same 10 gigs. Represent US better, and hopefully David is a high ranking Exec and can look up your personal email and find you and fire you. People like you prevent us from excelling and make it harder to win JDP awards.

    • Mark

      ****************Remove this post from “tmorep” please!*******************

  • Ricardo

    Thank You Bart. You clearly understood what i meant.

  • Anony Mouse

    bart and Ricardo. Ill admit that people should not use foul insultive language and attack others just to make their point, but you cannot dispute them making their point (even if it is contradictory to your own) just because you dont agree with it. I find that both parties here are at fault in this matter. Even you ricardo for going far beyong the “hey dont insult me man” and lashing back in such a sanctimonious manner. As well as you “Bart”.

    Seriously people, we are not kids here. So lets please use a little more respect…and no caps please. That is severely offensive.

    In my own opinion, ricardo states paying an extra 5 bucks month to help keep up the network. What some people do not understand, and what I think tmorep was making was that 5 dollars (even if it is “extra” to a phone plan) is not enough to keep up the network and make profit. Sure you might say you are paying “extra” but people do not understand that in order for you to use any device at all on the network is that you have to have a phone number assigned to it. Every device on cell carriers have cell phone numbers assigned to them. It is like an address to your house.

    So whether you are paying 5 bucks extra per month on top of an existing data plan for a phone, or a standalone data plan you are still just paying 5 bucks for that data plan.

    Bart, also understand that the 10 gb “cap” is for phones only. Data devices like laptop sticks and the upcoming tab will be subject to the 5GB tab instead.

    Thats my point of view of it anyways.

  • Ricardo

    Your right Anony. Sorry i lashed out like that. Thank you for not continuing the process.

    I understand that all devices must be individually accounted for when using a device on the network but t-mobile has found many ways for making profit. Here is an example. T-mobile and other networks use the idea of unlimited plans to attract users. They know that a small percentage of their customers will ever reach such a maximum. So the rest of their customers are either using a number they estimate as average or a number estimated as below average. T-mobile sets up the pricing at a point which covers just above average and at times slightly below average to be competitive and to make a profit. Even with expansion of the network t-mobile still makes a good amount of money on the greater percentage of individuals who are below average.
    There has got to be a way, even with two devices, that t-mobile can group together a 35 dollar data plan. What most people don’t realize is that most users, even heavy ones, don’t come close to 10 gigs a month. After reading what you said, i think 5 dollars should be enough to cover another device when 30 dollars is already way more then enough to cover the first one.

    • barkfark

      I’m not understanding your $5 thing. I’m reading it as you want a bundled $35 plan for your smart phone and tab. Am I reading this correctly?

      First, if you’re on Even More Plus, you might wanna visit your nearby store as you are getting overcharged for your data, Even more plus offers data at $25. The Data Only plan is $39.99, from the original $59.99. $30 is for addon to a voice plan.

      T-Mobile is one of the leading competitors as for as “cheap” can come. Now with At&t’s lack of unlimited data, the deal seems even better. If T-Mobile wanted, they could technically increase their prices and still be very competative.

      I do appologize, but your arguement of T-Mobiles avenues of profitability is null and void. The point of business is to make as much money as you can, period. With that though, T-Mobile has more departments than any of us can comprehend to provide services we often take advantage of, all at which need to be funded. When you call tech support; you expect a representative within a certain amount of time. The other 23 hours of the day that you don’t talk to that rep they are still getting paid.

      In short, the question everyone should ask themself is “why”. Why should T-Mobile significantly reduce their plans “just because”? Why do they need to inhibit their growth just so they can get out devices that will sell anyway? Why does T-Mobile need to bring in the tab at all if it will cost more than it will make? These are all questions that the decision makers are probably making before investing into such high end devices.

  • Ricardo

    Sorry. where i say 10 gigs, replace that with 5.

    • userfriendlyme

      Im kinda torn here because i can truly see both points. Its even to the point where tmobile used to offer the two data plans even for the phone one slighty less for less usage 24.99 and 34.99 was for the unlimited data usage i think. Now theres only a 30 plan. I think as a consumer and someone that has totally taken advantage of there family plans with multiple lines I would like to pay one set price for all my lines with data. I dont want to purchase a Samsung Tab and have to pay and additional data fee period but i def dont want to pay more for the data feature then what i have to pay on the 4 lines i have that currently have android data now. Tmobile is making a killing with the data plans as to even add a new line to and existing contract your required to carry 2 years of data service with the android phone your purchasing. so these data plans are obviously paying for allot more alredy then just the network support. I hate to say it but i think here is where some tier pricing needs to come in play. People need to simply be able to pick the proper amount of data for the services they need. Theres no way sadly i can even consider purchasing the Samsung Tab until there are Data plans that i can afford for every line of service i have. The data plans are making up the most of my bill monthly. So while i see both points something as a whole has to be done.

      • http://None Navixo

        The two plans were the same Data wise, one came with 400 messages the other with unlimited. Other carriers actually charge more than T-Mobile does for Data. Hell with Sprint if you buy an Evo you have to pay for your Data service and a $10 surcharge because its an Evo…… and T-Mobile certainly did not do that with their first “4g” Speed phone. AT&T charges more for data as well as Verizon and in most cases the 3g network is faster than all 4… So cherish your expensive data plans for now because this service is on the rise in popularity which jacks the price up, even higher.

  • Benjamin

    That spec on the iPad is wrong. It’s 1024×768 pixels.

  • D.LaFleur

    im a even more plus plan guy i got unlimted everything just got my touch slide in june now im gonna get g2 i gotta pay full price but whatever and i got dell mini 10 i gotta pay 50 for 5gb a month so now i tehter off my phone for the min 30 month for 200 mb which is nothing at all. i would only get this tab if i could get a wifi only im not gonna get stuck in some data plan.

  • D.LaFleur

    i pay 30 mnth to never run off tmo 3g for mini 10 i go tether off my phone when im not around wifi i never go off the 3g on the dell m10 but i still gotta pay the 30 but whatever. so why cant they just come out with a tab that you can just run wifi off it. who knows

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  • Hilton

    Wow. lol. $650 if you don’t want to pay for a second wireless contract = FAIL.

    • remixfa

      What did you expect no contract pricing to be? LOL. Its an Ipad competitor.. how expencive is an Ipad? Heck, a Vibrant full retail is 500. Its not going to be Cheaper than its smaller screened brother. Best buy isnt going to have it any cheaper for wifi only.

      I am a little suprized that the contract pricing is so high. I was hoping for maybe 200-250 after rebate (a man can dream!!). For that pricing hopefully they deal out a special “tablet data plan” for like 15-20 bux. Otherwise, you are looking at current Webstick data pricing at 39.99 which is a little much after 400 for the device on contract.

      Heres to hoping i win one in a contest!! :)

      • Relwal

        A 32GB Galaxy Tab will be $49 less than 32GB iPad 3G.

        The $500 iPad is Wifi only. The cheapest 3G iPad is $629. The Galaxy Tab has 16GB + a microSD slot. So 32GB Galaxy Tab (including 16GB microSD card – $30 on Amazon) = $680. 32GB iPad 3G = $729.

      • Robert Aitchison

        It’s $20 more expensive than the iPad 3G, don’t think that’s a winning price.

  • peter

    Windows 7 on Galaxy tab

  • Al

    hey Chuck bite me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brian

    Why does it say it has 5 megapixel on one slide and 3.2 on the other?? Is this even legit? Lol

  • Scott

    It’s overpriced for what it is, and killing the phone capability makes it useless to me. I’ll just grab a much cheaper WIFI only Android tablet, avoid yet another contract all together, then tether it to the Vibrant I carry around all the time.

    If the phone features weren’t disabled this would have tremendous appeal for me, as I could go from two big slabs of capacitive touchscreen carried around to one. But alas U.S. carriers are being boneheads and are apparently scared of it being a phone.

    • remixfa

      it still has phone capabilities. u can still use skype, google voice, or any number of calling programs.. just not Tmobile directly.

  • Fresh

    Umm, everything I’ve read about the iPad says it has a 1024×768 resolution, not 1024×600.

  • fidget

    Samsung has already announced a wifi only version will follow their wireless carrier models. I’m going to wait for this. Definitely will NOT pay for a second data plan. My phone suffices during the day, and when I’m home I can see using a tablet instead of my laptop. Wifi only will be perfect! Methinks 6 months from now there’ll be at least half a dozen Android wifi only tablets to pick from. I’m happy wait and not be an early adopter.

  • Sunfire

    If you look carefully, you will in fact see that the two images posted don’t match up in every respect. Of course they don’t, until the official devices are completed and shipped, and t-mobile releases actual specs, things can change. It is likely that the one that shows a 3.2 mp camera on the back is an older sheet and t-mobile and samsung agreed on bumping it up to the 5mp to be more competitive. The manufacturer (samsung in this case) and the carrier (t-mobile in this case) go back and forth, make prototypes, test them and get feed back, then make changes often many times, so be sure you read official officially released information before you make any purchase. tmonews is clear that they are unofficial, and while usually more acurate than most, not always 100%.

    That being said, one possible option IF the device takes a sim card, and IF it isn’t blocked out, would be to take your phone sim card and put it in the tab when you don’t have wifi access. Yes, there would be drawbacks especially if the tab does indeed end up without phone capabilities, but then you could just use the same data plan… Until t-mobile blocks that out anyway…

  • Dazaraza

    I was soooo looking forward to begging my wife to let me get one of these things. Then it turns out not to support regular voice state side, now this price, I’m not letting myself get it. Not to mention the vibrant is being so poorly supported. Think I’ll just wait for the itampon to be released then they have no choice but to drop this to a reasonable price.

  • K. Ray

    This makes me want to wait for a WebOs Tablet. I don’t see that competing with the Ipad at that price….

    Stay thirsty my friends….


    These “leaked” documents don’t look real and $399 is a pretty steep price point for a contract on a tablet. My bet is the Galaxy Tab will come in between $199-299 with a two-year contract and will retail for about $499-599 with no contact. I’m a T-Mo manager and something about these documents don’t seem right.

  • TJ

    I want the Tab, but can’t rationalize signing up to pay $399+ another data plan in addition to my current one. If it had full voice I would order today. Or, If tmo let me share my data plan or allowed for an ipad like per month I’d consider. For now I will either wait for a wifi version or see what ipad v2 looks like (7″ hopefully)

  • Kacey

    Just cancel your contract and pay the $200 ETF. Cheaper than spending $50 – $60 a month on an unneeded data plan for 24 months.

    Assuming you have the $600 to throw away. Some of us do and some of you don’t.

  • Vibrant Addict

    I don’t understand people. The iPad sells for just $20 less at the same size, 16GB wifi+3G without contract. You can expand the size with the microSD for a lot cheaper than it is to expand to a 32GB iPad ($730). This has more features overall.

    In reference to the contract, just don’t get a contract! Knowing T-Mobile they will probably discount the data for you for NOT getting a contract (EM+ plan type?)

  • somone

    it will have phone capability with 2.2 me..

  • john

    Why is T-Mobile rear camera specs diffrent from the 3.2 mp? 5.0 mega pixel?? Thats wrong.

  • john

    I have T-Mobile im changing my plan when i buy the Galaxy Tab. Im dropping my internet on my cellphone and getting talk n text plan. Galaxy Tab will be my internet web browsing.

    • Peter

      That is not a bad idea. But you wont be carrying the tab with you every where so I would suggest you lower the data plan instead of dropping it completely.

  • Peter

    Whats the point in getting this. Not HSPA+ just turned me off to it big time. Trust 3G is not as good as 3G+. If you haven’t tried 3G+, don’t comment on it. What a let down.

  • OCDavid

    I wouldn’t put too much faith into these images. First of all the second image has the bottom disclaimer partially cut off because the image is on top of it and second, the first image says it has a 5MP Camera on the back and the second image says it only has a 3.2MP Camera on the back.
    Looks like a Photoshop job to me…

  • Steven

    I’m really disappointed in samsung not giving the US version phone capabilities, I was hoping to replace my iphone 4 with one of these,

  • Sleestak Jones

    So I happened to have a chance to play with this device, albeit Verizon. Really nice…
    First: it’s not a phone
    Second: It’s not an ipad, so why the comparison. iPad fills the void between what iPod touch leaves and a mac mini does without.

    It’s a tablet, very nice tablet as a matter of fact. Compared to a PC, it fits right in where Nokia’s internet devices leave off; screen size. Being a proud, PROUD owner of an n900, this is what nokia should be looking at, screen size. Very fast, nimble device with good vibrancy. since I have large hands, it fits perfect. The rear camera is useless to me, as tablet devices, I believe should really not have one. The FFC is what I’m accustomed to when having a good conversation over googletalk (can I say that).

    This device is for those that want an internet device, to remain connected but don’t want phones. With a plethora of applications already available, this device suddenly becomes stunning and very useful. However, 32 gig of storage would have been nice to start with….

  • JOHN

    Dont blame Samsung for the price! Its the freakin carrier that rack the price for the tablet. And also APPLE Fanboy don’t expect your 7inch IPAD with cameras to come out soon.

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  • saranya

    samsung galaxy tab

  • Ioiom

    better use than ipad?

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    better use than ipad?

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  • china beads

    I like the ipad

  • china beads

    I like the ipad

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