Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is in the middle of a very drawn out launch. We’ve had conferences, advertisements, parties, leaks, and announcements, but the dang thing has yet to be sold. Perhaps Samsung and the retailers who’ll be carrying the tablet wanted to use the time to pick a price point based on media and public reception. It seems that the reception has been exceptional, because the chosen price is very near the iPad’s.
Verizon has announced that they’ll be launching the device on November 11th, at an unsubsidized $599.99, which matches Sprint’s alleged pricing. The Android 2.2 device will come preloaded with Verizon’s V CAST media suite and the V CAST Apps store. If you need a refresher on the Tab’s hardware, take a look at Noah’s hands-on from earlier this month.
By the way, Verizon will be offering a 1 GB data plan for $20 per month to go with the device. There’s no reference to their current unlimited plan, and whether that will be an option for Samsung Tab buyers or even if it will be continued at all.
Here’s the full press release:
Verizon Wireless Puts Samsung Galaxy Tab™ in Stores in November
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.
“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”
Popular mobile applications, including V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator®, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video, and the exclusive golf game, “Let’s Golf,” will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to text, picture and video messaging, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront offering hundreds of applications for businesses and consumers at launch.
Verizon Wireless customers can add a monthly access plan beginning at $20 a month for 1 GB on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
via Verizon Wireless