Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest consumer electronics maker, plans to introduce a tablet PC with $399 price-point next month, according to an alleged flyer obtained by an anonymous person.
Samsung Galaxy Tab with Wi-Fi only type of connection will be released on the 4th of April at $399 price-point, reports Droid Life web-site. The device is projected to be based on Google Android version 2.2 and is likely to feature 7" screen, single-core ARM microprocessor and similar graphics technology that powers the original 3G and Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab.
The information was obtained by a reader of Droid Life web-site, who visited "a technology fair" and met a "Samsung rep who was quick to hand out the flyer" that showed a Galaxy Tab version with Wi-Fi support , which "should be out by April 4 and priced at $399".
If the information is correct and accurate, then it will be the first media tablet that is priced at $399 price-point. While this may seem a hardly important piece of information, it should be understood that inexpensive tablet opens the door for the market of slate-type PCs. Affordable desktops and laptops managed to fill the market fairly quickly and reasonably priced media tablets may do the same. Still, it is a question whether media tablets may be considered as personal computers and not just gadgets like MP3 players, electronic-book readers and other supplementary devices. Such products should cost much less than $399.
Samsung did not comment on the news-story.
Tags: Samsung, Galaxy Tab
Comments currently: 4
Discussion started: 03/13/11 12:15:44 PM
Latest comment: 03/30/11 03:52:09 AM
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Froyo? I expected Honeycomb.
03/13/11 12:15:44 PM]
They're close but not there yet. This should be the price for a Dual Core full featured device. A single core should be around 250$ .
And for 400$ or more I expect TripleCores or something better.
03/13/11 01:17:45 PM]
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Yes, still too expensive. For a bit more, the iPad 2 offers much better value.
03/14/11 05:19:36 AM]
i too believe that the price is way to high. i do not thik it's worth more than 300$ a tablet with all the useful features: 7-8-9 inch good quality screen, 10h+ autonomy, usb port, sd card slot, 3g.
to me dual/single core is not such a big thing, cameras number, storage (don't see much value in more than 16gb of nand. these are not for storing too much stuff).
as i see the future i think that all tablets should work like asus transformer, meaning physical/optional keyboard and touchpad/mouse. tranformer, as the aproach goes, makes a lot of sense and one could see tablets as more than toys.
thse are built for mobility and some ocasional work.
trasnformer + 3g = very good solution and lots of sales
03/30/11 03:52:09 AM]
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