Official : Verizon to sell Samsung Galaxy Tab for $599.99

Samsung and Verizon announced today that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will arrive at Verizon on 11th November with a $599.99 price tag. No contract will be required and the android tablet will come embedded with Wi-Fi and 3G.

” This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our porfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.

This is the first time when the price has been actually confirmed and we know have some figures concerning data plans as well. For a monthly fee of 20$, you get up to 1GB data allowance. The Galaxy Tab’s 600$ price floats just below Apple’s price of $629 for their 3G iPad  and the data plans are similar.

The competition between the two devices will be even higher now that they have almost the same price. And if we keep in mind that other android tablets will hit the market in the upcoming weeks, the competition will be even tougher and customers will have the hard task of choosing the best tablet that suits their needs.

PRESS RELEASE

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.

“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”

Popular mobile applications, including V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator®, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video, and the exclusive golf game, “Let’s Golf,” will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to text, picture and video messaging, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront offering hundreds of applications for businesses and consumers at launch.

Verizon Wireless customers can add a monthly access plan beginning at $20 a month for 1 GB on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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