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Galaxy Tab Priced Out

October 11, 2010 23:08:32.541

I don't think the Galaxy Tab is as primed for success as some people think it is - PC World notes an issue with the pricing model:

Users can get the Galaxy Tab without a contract, but with the price expected to be $650, it doesn't offer a very compelling challenge to the $499 16GB iPad, or even the contract-free 3G iPad at $629

It's cheaper with the contract, but unlike the 3g iPad, you have to sign a contract for 2 years. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that will limit the appeal. Here's the real takeawy quote from the PC World piece:

People expect Apple products to cost a premium and it is just assumed that non-Apple products should be cheaper.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Galaxy Tab Priced Out

[anonymous] October 12, 2010 1:03:59.999

Tsk, and all the wall street sites looking at the pricing models have noted why the suppliers of all the required bits of hardware are going to cleanup by charging these iPad wantabees a pricey penny for a limited amount of parts. So those late comers never will be cheaper unless they want to run a loss leader...

I'm sure the shareholders will like losing $200 per tablet? Then again maybe Microsoft will come to the rescue and offer up a $300 bounty for each tablet you ship with Windows phone software? Or is that against the law still in the USA?

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