Verizon to sell Samsung Tab for $599.99

Following in close pursuit of the European carriers, Verizon has released the details of its upcoming Galaxy Tab launch. Verizon will be offering up Samsung's tablet for a sum of $599.99 which puts it a fair bit less then what EU citizens will be paying. Surprisingly, there will be zero subsidization by the carrier.

The fact that Verizon is not willing to subsidize the product must come as a harsh reality to Samsung who will be competing literally side by side to the iPad that Verizon will soon be selling. The Tab will have a smaller footprint which means it will fit easier into a coat pocket and it also has a camera. 

Ultimately, the consumer will have a choice of paying $599.99 for the Tab or $630 for a WiFi iPad with a Verizon MiFi for wireless broadband connectivity. While choice is always a good thing for consumers, Samsung is placing its Tab on a pedestal above that of the iPad, and when you're in an Apple dominated market, it may be a tough sell. 

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I keep swearing by open source, maybe because I am an Linux fan evenmore as I discovered many limitations with Apple, which Android doesn't have. In this fast changing and mobile economy to my opinion the Samsung Galaxy is a bit too pricy. I rather go for a slightly cheaper Android machine like the Pocketbook IQ, that costs only 159 bucks http://www.ebookreaderdiscount...etbook-iq-glossy-white.html instead of investing around 500-600 bucks for a device.

So it is not subsidized and still locked to Verizon? What are these so called "Top mangers" thinking?
This will end like the Kin. Verizon= the kiss of death.

if this comes with an AMOLED screen then I think it may be worth it.. if it doesnt then no thank you.. not for that price

Matt said,
lol no ****. what happened to 200-300?

+1 hopefully a wifi only version. If so I would definitely get one.

Matt said,
lol no ****. what happened to 200-300?

ouch... I was gonna get it if it was in that price range... now pfft... I'll wait for the updated ipad or new tablets

Matt said,
lol no ****. what happened to 200-300?

Ummm, never heard of this price. I always heard it was going to cost at least 400.

Grex said,

+1 hopefully a wifi only version. If so I would definitely get one.

I was hoping for a wifi only version but as of now, they are not making one.

techbeck said,

I was hoping for a wifi only version but as of now, they are not making one.

I would buy a wifi only version for a fair price, but anything tied to a 3g contract for this price.. no way. Its essentially useless for me

techbeck said,

Ummm, never heard of this price. I always heard it was going to cost at least 400.


It was rumored from many sites that that's what the price was going to be under contract.

Ridlas said,
Rather get this TBH.

Me to...if it was 100 cheaper. Going to wait anyway as there are more android tabs in the works and dont want to jump on the first one that comes out.

Yea, not to happpy on the price and no WIFI only version. Good thing several other tabs are coming out soon that should offer better pricing. The Galaxy tab does have several additional features which probably boosted the price a little.

techbeck said,
Yea, not to happpy on the price and no WIFI only version. Good thing several other tabs are coming out soon that should offer better pricing. The Galaxy tab does have several additional features which probably boosted the price a little.

Wifi version will be out soon in 2011
and you will be able to do call