Samsung announces prices for Android 3.0 tablets

Samsung has quoted the prices for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9: 630,-€ for the larger model and 600,-€ for the smaller model will be due in Germany when they are launched at the end of June (10.1) and in July (8.9) respectively. Both tablets have UMTS support, WLAN and 16 GB memory in common - whether a version with more memory or without UMTS is planned is not known yet.

Thus, three tablets with Android 3.0 Honeycomb will be available on the German market this summer: the Motorola Xoom, the Acer Iconia A500/A501 and the Galaxy Tab in two versions. It remains to be seen if the street prices will drop due to the competition and Apple will come under pressure. So far only Apple can sell the iPad 2 in significant quantities, but maybe this will change in the course of the year. Also exciting: will the manufacturers then immediately go for the then current Android 3.1 version or will there be a debacle like with the mobile phones.

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  1. I wish that the Acer Iconia Tablet, which beats the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 in the competition, and thus Acer would gain the upper hand. The way Samsung deals with customers, you can't do that. The Samsung tablets are too overpriced and don't have the performance that the Acer Iconia has. It's bold enough that Samsung won't launch the WLAN-only function in Germany, even though they have promised to do so. The UMTS-only function lacks a USB port and a microcard slot to expand the memory, which Acer has, and is cheaper. The price that Samsung demands for its tablets is not justified for its performance. It is too high for what the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 can do.
    Bernhard Prawer

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