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  • "iPad Killer" to Sell for $950 in UK: Report


    A purported leak from the parent company of an electronics chain in Great Britain is giving the first hint of what the new Samsung Galaxy Tab might cost. The entry level model of the so-called 'iPad killer' will retail for 599.99 - the equivalent of $950 US - without a contract, according to Paul Lamkin at Pocket-Lint, who cites anonymous sources at the DSG Group. This compares to 529 for an unlocked iPad with similar specs (though the iPad has a screen almost three inches larger than the 7-inch Galaxy Tab).

    DSG Group is the owner of UK retailers Currys, Dixons and PC World, which have said they'd be selling the Galaxy Tab through both unlocked and carrier-subsidized arrangements. The cost of the Galaxy Tab with a contract is unknown as yet, but it's instructive to compare the 599.99 ($948 US) recommended retail price for an unlocked 7-inch, 16GB Galaxy Tab to the 9.7-inch SIM-free iPad WiFi+3G at 529, or about $840, on the Apple UK Online Store. [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Galaxy-Device-Cortex-Android/dp/B0042D75TU]Amazon's UK store[/ame] also has the device available for preorder at the 599.99 price.

    Last week, Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Tab would be available in the UK from November 1st. The tablet will be sold by the four major US carriers by the end of the year, but details on timing and pricing have not yet been released.

    Source: Pocket-Lint
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "iPad Killer" to Sell for $950 in UK: Report started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by mallenass View Post
      the ONLY iPad killer will be the iPad 2... MOFOS!!!!
      pretty much
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      The thing with pricing, 599 Is if you look at say Apple store Italy 32 GB Wifi ipad is 599 which US dollars would be $819.55. Now we all know damn well if you go to Apple USA's website that exact 32 GB Wifi only iPad retails for $599 USD. So chances are if this "ipad killer" does come out for that price it will probably be 599 USD in the US. Sorry but Europeans get screwed when it comes to exchange rate. I am finding that out being in Italy almost 6 months now. Not to say i would even think about purchasing this so called "ipad killer" just a fact that alot of people dont realize about the different pricing..just cuz its 599 EURO does not mean its going to be 900 in the US. I bought my ipad from the US apple store cuz i am a US citizen and i did not want to go to the local mall here and pay 819.55 USD for it!
    1. JMCollins128's Avatar
      JMCollins128 -
      I hardly think that junk will kill the iPad.. IMO the iPad is a far superior device.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by mallenass View Post
      the ONLY iPad killer will be the iPad 2... MOFOS!!!!
      +1 all the way
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mallenass View Post
      the ONLY iPad killer will be the iPad 2... MOFOS!!!!
      Agreed!
    1. goldenchildrose's Avatar
      goldenchildrose -
      Why are they calling it an ipad killer????? The only tablet Rhys actually gonna compete is the balckberrys playbook
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      I'm still not impressed with any of these tablets. Until it runs OSX or Windows 7 the I don't give a ****.
    1. Kenny3Stacks's Avatar
      Kenny3Stacks -
      Why does every device that's going against Apple have to be deemed 'the Killer'?
    1. BlackDrag0n's Avatar
      BlackDrag0n -
      Im better off getting the iPad, might aswell pay less for a company that is famous and will take care of my problems with the product. Plus the touch screen technology on the galaxy isnt mature enough to run without that hecktic choppy screen like motion. Only upside is that the camera is there, thats it. Either way its not a iPad killer, its there own device that they toke longer to make...which eventually can't beat the iPad.
    1. Mica353's Avatar
      Mica353 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Acciavatti View Post


      A purported leak from the parent company of an electronics chain in Great Britain is giving the first hint of what the new Samsung Galaxy Tab might cost. The entry level model of the so-called 'iPad killer' will retail for 599.99 - the equivalent of $950 US - without a contract, according to Paul Lamkin at Pocket-Lint, who cites anonymous sources at the DSG Group. This compares to 529 for an unlocked iPad with similar specs (though the iPad has a screen almost three inches larger than the 7-inch Galaxy Tab).

      DSG Group is the owner of UK retailers Currys, Dixons and PC World, which have said they'd be selling the Galaxy Tab through both unlocked and carrier-subsidized arrangements. The cost of the Galaxy Tab with a contract is unknown as yet, but it's instructive to compare the 599.99 ($948 US) recommended retail price for an unlocked 7-inch, 16GB Galaxy Tab to the 9.7-inch SIM-free iPad WiFi+3G at 529, or about $840, on the Apple UK Online Store. [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Galaxy-Device-Cortex-Android/dp/B0042D75TU]Amazon's UK store[/ame] also has the device available for preorder at the 599.99 price.

      Last week, Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Tab would be available in the UK from November 1st. The tablet will be sold by the four major US carriers by the end of the year, but details on timing and pricing have not yet been released.

      Source: Pocket-Lint
      Just plain LAME....
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      It wont be an iPad killer with that price
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by mallenass View Post
      the ONLY iPad killer will be the iPad 2... MOFOS!!!!
      i totally agree and this is always the case
    1. thisis4b0b's Avatar
      thisis4b0b -
      Never heard of this until today, just watched a 10 min demo and I have to say I'm actually quite impressed, if it didn't cost so much I would trade my iPad in one right now, this would be a very good excuse for me to try out android

      Thanks for post
    1. marccarl21's Avatar
      marccarl21 -
      this sh== is funny. listen the Samsung will have good features that maybe better than the pad thats a given, but do you really think its gonna change anything as far as ipad is concerned... hell no!!
      it maybe expensive but so was the galaxy s now look on the prices .. i can pick one up second hand 250 quid and that was the IPHONE KILLER!! at the end of the day its a samsung...
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mallenass View Post
      the ONLY iPad killer will be the iPad 2... MOFOS!!!!
      You just earned yourself a thanks. I can't wait to see Apple beat every single competitor including the BlackBerry Playbook. Just wait and see, it's going to have a 6MP rear camera a 4MP Front Camera, an A9 Cortex Dual Core Processor and 2GB of RAM.......I bet you.....not to mention Retina Display.... and they'll hopefully make the damn thing lighter.
    1. nerdyperdy's Avatar
      nerdyperdy -
      I want one.lol

      I had a Captivate before going back to my 3GS, but I really liked it. If the Galaxy S phones are any indicator as to how to Tablet is going to perform, I'm really excited.

      The price is high, but imagine what can/will be possible with this.

      I want one, always have since I first read about em on A. I'm planning for my wedding soon and I'm still trying to save to get one..lol

      I also like that the OS !!!!IMHO!!!! is more adequate for what I fell will in essence,"Kill the iPad"...and thats mobile media. With the fact that you have to jailbreak the iPad to install Flash, is not something I find appealing. I love to hack and crack and device I can, but I've seen phones with native Flash support perform better then a hacked and cracked way of doing it. After the 2.2 Froyo update came out for the Captivate, I flashed it to a buddies phone and it is AMAZING...I want mine back..lol

      Sorry to ramble, but I like to type and my future mother in law is here and I was drowning her out..lol

      Point: Samsung Galaxy S Tab is something I will be buying. You don't have to, but I will.
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      Wow, that's amazing. That price isn't gonna kill anything but the Tab itself
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      What's an iPad killer? I never heard of such thing.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
      What's an iPad killer? I never heard of such thing.
      Similar to the Craigs List Killer.
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Well pretty much the only tablet that could outsell the iPad is probably another better version of it. I think that is the most obvious.