“Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless cut the price of the Galaxy Tab tablet computer for the second time this year, signaling more competition for Apple Inc.’s iPad,” Amy Thomson reports for Bloomberg.
MacDailyNews Take: The device can’t compete with iPad, Amy. That’s why they’re having a fire sale. It has no apps, runs a non-tablet OS (YAF: Yet Another Fragment), and has a screen that’s only 45% as large as iPad’s. That’s why they’re trying to get rid of them by any means possible.
Thompson continues, “The Tab, made by Samsung Electronics Co., now costs $199.99 with a two-year wireless-service contract, according to the carriers’ websites. In January, Sprint cut the price to $299.99, while Verizon reduced the price to $499.99.”
MacDailyNews Take: Here, blow your cash on this tiny-screened pretend iPad and sign up with us for 2 years, too!
Thompson continues, “Carriers are lowering the prices for tablets that connect to the Web using mobile-phone networks to earn data revenue and compete against Wi-Fi tablets which are available without monthly contracts. The cheapest iPad 2, which has Wi-Fi only, is priced at $499.”
MacDailyNews Take: Plus, the iPad 2 actually works. It has a big screen, apps, and everything. As usual, you get what you pay for with Apple.
Thompson continues, “Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, reduced its price for the Galaxy Tab at the beginning of this month, said Mark Elliott, a spokesman. Verizon Wireless, the biggest mobile carrier, cut its prices last month, said Brenda Raney, a spokeswoman for the Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company.”
MacDailyNews Take: Such big “news” that nobody noticed until today. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is garbage. Don’t waste your money.
Thompson continues, “Dallas-based AT&T Inc., the No. 2 carrier, has held the price for the Tab at $549.99 after slashing it by $100 earlier this year. The iPad 2, which has a larger screen than the Galaxy Tab, is also available as a version that can connect to mobile-phone networks. That version starts at $629.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Next up: BOGOF.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Pridon” for the heads up.]
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