Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 gets priced

Samsung just went public with the pricing options for the Galaxy Tab 8.9″ and 10.1″ Honeycomb tablets, and their alleged pricing reconsiderations in wake of the iPad 2 launch really seem to have paid off. The 8.9″ model will be $469 for the 16GB (Wifi) model and $569 for the 32GB model. With a dual core 1Ghz CPU and a 1280×800 screen packed into an 8.9″, 470 gram device the 8.9″ has even me intrigued. As for the 10.1″ model, $499 will get you 16GB and $599 will get you 32GB. While I understand that they price the higher capacity models significantly higher to make up for lost profit in selling the 16GB models so cheap, I’d really like to see someone release a 32GB tablet at the $500 mar. If they can sell a 16GB model for $469 that’s not an issue cost-wise, and at this point I think that the added sales they get by being that “special” is worth a heck of a lot more than being one of 2659423759347 companies that have an Android tablet around $500. $469 is still good though, at least until we see what Asus is going to do with the Transformer pricing.

[Engadget]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.