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Topic # 68515 23-Sep-2010 16:05

So I just spotted on Engadget that Samsung have announced the pricing for the 16gb Samsung Galaxy Tab in Australia.
It doesn't sound great though - $AU999 ($NZ1300) for the 16gb model..... I'm guessing this compares to the iPad 3G 16gb which is $NZ999.

What I don't get is they are trying to compete aren't they? And if so shouldn't it at the very least be almost the same price as the iPad.... I thought only Sony would be stupid enough to try and sell something for more than its well entrenched competitor sells for.

Thoughts people.....

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  Reply # 383673 23-Sep-2010 16:09
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not that I would buy either android or iOS in reality but if I were to choose between the two then it would easily be the iPad over galaxy tablet.




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  Reply # 383675 23-Sep-2010 16:18
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lotech: So I just spotted on Engadget that Samsung have announced the pricing for the 16gb Samsung Galaxy Tab in Australia.
It doesn't sound great though - $AU999 ($NZ1300) for the 16gb model..... I'm guessing this compares to the iPad 3G 16gb which is $NZ999.

What I don't get is they are trying to compete aren't they? And if so shouldn't it at the very least be almost the same price as the iPad.... I thought only Sony would be stupid enough to try and sell something for more than its well entrenched competitor sells for.

Thoughts people.....


It can also be a function of supply and target regions. In the regions Samsung want to target, they will price aggressively. In the regions they wish to target later but offer supply, they will charge a premuim they will deem sufficient to allow some sales.....but not *too* many as their capacity to supply is finite for that regions (or regions).

Over time, the pricing will drop as the supply and demand curves more closely match each other. We hope.




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  Reply # 383676 23-Sep-2010 16:21
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The price is ridiculous considering what they're competing against, although Apple may happily be selling with much lower margins as they know they'll make a killing selling Apps & the horrendously overpriced accessories for the things. While the HDMI output and a standard(?) USB port are good things, they hardly justify the extra money, plus their R&D costs for the OS would've been massively reduced due to the fact that the base system is "free".

Toshiba is coming out with a (I think) 10" unit, and Dell have just announced their 7" unit, Samsung have priced themselves out of contention for now so I'll be waiting for & looking at the alternatives. The iPad is physically too large for what I want, a 7" unit would be about right.

It's possibly I'll see one and "have to have it", but at ~$1,300, it's extremely unlikely. Maybe the WiFi-only model will be more realistically priced (aka more competitive with the elephant in the room).




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  Reply # 383687 23-Sep-2010 16:29
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stevenz: ... Maybe the WiFi-only model will be more realistically priced (aka more competitive with the elephant in the room).


Wifi Tether it to your phone anyway....or you end up having to use 2 data accounts.

I'd get EITHER a Galaxy tab 3G (it's a phone, too!) ...and use a BT headset with the tab 'phone' *or* a phone.. 

Not both.....unless the Tab was a wifi model. 

At $1300 it might then make sense to have them both in the one device. 




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  Reply # 383749 23-Sep-2010 19:04
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Well at least it can make calls and send texts. I would expect the introductory price to fall a lot though, if only because no-one will buy it at that price.

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  Reply # 384144 24-Sep-2010 19:50
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after watching this youtube demo, i am definitely getting galaxy tab. this will replace my laptop when travelling, in the bedroom and in the toilet. hopefully it is not more than NZ$1500





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  Reply # 384168 24-Sep-2010 20:42
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stevenz: Toshiba is coming out with a (I think) 10" unit, and Dell have just announced their 7" unit, Samsung have priced themselves out of contention for now so I'll be waiting for & looking at the alternatives. The iPad is physically too large for what I want, a 7" unit would be about right.


Yeah Toshiba are going to be launching the Folio. It's quite a big device and is apparently pretty damn heavy.

I completely agree with you about Samsung. They have got it all wrong with their pricing. I like the look of the new Android tablet range from Archos.  

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  Reply # 386531 30-Sep-2010 23:15
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I don't see Samsung offering the software updates required to make this a success. Sure, it'll be ok for 6 months and then what? If they don't sell enough, it'll be ditched and no software updates will be offered.

I've had a few friends ask about it and I've had to be honest and direct them towards an iPad.

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caldazar: I don't see Samsung offering the software updates required to make this a success. Sure, it'll be ok for 6 months and then what? If they don't sell enough, it'll be ditched and no software updates will be offered.

I've had a few friends ask about it and I've had to be honest and direct them towards an iPad.


What makes you think Samsung wouldn't provide software updates?  Please provide some kind of evidence to back up your claims.

iPad is good because of the apps available but the Tab is the true web browsing tablet - supports flash. Let's not forget you can drag and drop files as you wish without needing iTunes. 

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  Reply # 386568 1-Oct-2010 05:48
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Froyo a No Go on the Samsung Galaxy Beam
http://phandroid.com/2010/09/29/froyo-a-no-go-on-the-samsung-galaxy-beam/

Samsung Moment Not Getting Android 2.2 Update
http://bit.ly/bhDq49

I'd say Samsung are likely to release the Galaxy Tab and provide one update to whatever the next release is but beyond that there won't be more support. Apple on the other hand, tend to have a 2 year support cycle for iOS devices.

I'm not against Samsung. I have a Galaxy S. I'm just stating my opinion.

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  Reply # 386570 1-Oct-2010 05:54
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Samsung Behold II owners consider legal action over lack of Android 2.x upgrade
http://androidandme.com/2010/05/news/samsung-behold-ii-owners-consider-legal-action-over-lack-of-and.../

Samsung Losing face for lack of support to Behold II Users
http://androidspin.com/2010/05/25/samsung-losing-face-for-lack-of-support-to-behold-ii-users/

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  Reply # 386632 1-Oct-2010 09:36
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I'm not going to get 3G in a tablet. I'm looking at the Samsung Tab and the Archos 70:
http://www.archos.com/products/ta/archos_70it/specs.html?country=us⟨=en

I'm not too worried about updates as long as I can root it and put new images on. It will be a less critical device so I'm happy to experiment with it.

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  Reply # 399569 3-Nov-2010 12:46
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The Archos 70 went on sale today at $274.99

https://store.archos.com/archos-internet-tablet-p-5004.html

The hard drive model looks to be 1-3 weeks away. I am looking to upgrade a older pmp (I have a Cowon Q5W and Archos 604) to one with large hard drive and hd playback. Been looking at the Cowon X7 and V5 but this looks good too.

did read somewhere no usb charging which could be an issue.


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  Reply # 399681 3-Nov-2010 15:42
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Hi guys,

i noticed today that the 16gb Galaxy Tab is listed on pricespy at Expert Infotech for something like $1476, and $1500ish at Paralleled...

i tried to search on here to see if this had been discussed and had not seen anything so just posting here: ive been waiting for this tablet to reach NZ and was hoping to use it on the XT network, however it doesnt seem to have 850mhz UTMS, plus the fact that the price is crazy compared to $1300 for a 64gb ipad 3g!

im still keen on one but something like $999 or thereabouts i thought would be much more fair... my only thoughts now are to hold off till it is officially released by Voda, and then see if the early importers revise their prices...?




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  Reply # 399771 3-Nov-2010 18:47
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lofreq: Hi guys,

i noticed today that the 16gb Galaxy Tab is listed on pricespy at Expert Infotech for something like $1476, and $1500ish at Paralleled...

i tried to search on here to see if this had been discussed and had not seen anything so just posting here: ive been waiting for this tablet to reach NZ and was hoping to use it on the XT network, however it doesnt seem to have 850mhz UTMS, plus the fact that the price is crazy compared to $1300 for a 64gb ipad 3g!

im still keen on one but something like $999 or thereabouts i thought would be much more fair... my only thoughts now are to hold off till it is officially released by Voda, and then see if the early importers revise their prices...?


Going by phones and other tech people have been able to parallel import for themselves the landed cost is going to be about $NZ1040 + GST ($1200 incl) (470GPB from clove plus freight) so $300 is a fairly hefty premium (especially as you said compared to the top iPad).  I was interested in the SGT but not at that ($1500) price.




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