Samsung Galaxy Tab, the first Android based tablet PC brought to the market by South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung, is expected to arrive on shelves in the United States in the near future, We’ve already heard some info on the landing and pricing of this Android slate at mobile phone carrier Sprint, and details on its availability at another operator in the country emerged, namely T-Mobile.
The folks at TmoNews got their hands on a document suggesting that T-Mobile will offer the tablet for $649 in the US. That’s the full price for an unsubsidized Galaxy Tab. If you’re willing to sign up for a 2 year mobile broadband service contract you should be able to get the tablet for $399 after rebate.
You’ll have to sign a 2 year contract to get this price. Still, $399 is not a bad price if we consider the fact that there were rumors that the Galaxy Tab will cost $1000 without a contract. T-Mobile will not be the only carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the US, as Sprint will also have the tablet.
For your money you’ll get a 7 inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, Google Android 2.2, a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, HDMI output, front and rear cameras, Bluetooth, WiFI, and access to the Samsung Media Hub software which lets you purchase and download movies and TV shows.
Some of the latest reports around the Internet suggested that the Android tablet would sport high costs on more than one market around the world, something that might not help it that much in its fight against the Apple iPad, that’s for sure. However, since no official announcement regarding the exact landing of Galaxy Tab in the US was made, nor on the slate’s price tag, things might prove different in the end, so stay tuned for more info on this.