SLASHING PRICES by up to £200, Samsung is making its Galaxy Tab available for less than £500 two weeks after its UK launch.
Popping up on websites here, there and everywhere with prices between £600 and £700 a few weeks ago, the Galaxy Tab has seen Amazon and Dixons cut their prices for a standalone 16GB model to £469 with free delivery.
Samsung ships the 7-inch Galaxy Tab with Google's Android 2.2 operating system, a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of RAM. Key features include a microSD slot, Flash 10.1 support and the ability to make calls, all of which Apple's Ipad lacks. It also has a 1.3MP front-facing camera and also a 3MP rear-facing camera and is capable of HD video playback.
Carphone Warehouse has also cut the price down to £489.99, but this includes 32GB of internal storage. The numerous price drops mean that the Samsung tablet is now significantly less expensive to acquire than the equivalent 16GB 3G Ipad from Apple, which is selling for £529.
Samsung has yet to release official sales figures for the tablet, but has previously said that it expects to ship a million units by the end of 2010. But with the public relations disaster that is the Toshiba Folio 100, the question that comes to mind is, are the tablets really going to be the runaway sales successes that everyone was expecting? µ