At the moment, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 offered by Verizon will set you back a princely sum of $549.99 contract free. Even a preowned one will set you back $489.99.
But from August 17th, any current (or potential) Verizon customer will now be able to pick up the new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for $350, contract free.
There’s no major changes to the specification or the connectivity options available, with the Tab 2 7.0 offering 4G, Android 4.0 and front and rear facing cameras. Storage has been cut from 16GB in the Tab 7.7 to 8GB in the Tab 2 and the processor is 200MHz slower. There is support for up to 64GB microSD cards.
It may be a slightly smaller device, with a couple of minor hardware changes, but it’s the price that should convince people to go with the Tab 2 7.0 as their weapon of choice in the tablet wars. It remains to be seen whether or not Verizon Wireless will continue to offer the Tab 7.7.