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WiFi-only Galaxy Tab Launching April 4 for $399?

One of our posse members was hanging out at a technology fair today and it just so happened to include a Samsung rep who was quick to hand out the flyer above which shows that the wifi-only Galaxy Tab version should be out by April 4.  Priced at $399, this seems like a decent deal, but aren’t we all positive that it’s too late for the GTab at this point?  We know that the 3G version was a disaster, haven’t heard anything about the 4G version since CES, and with Tegra 2 devices coming out in waves over the next couple of months, I’d say that this version of the GTab will likely be another dust collector.  And guaranteed to be if the wifi XOOM is released during that same week.

Oh, and talk about Photoshop fail in that picture…yikes.

Cheers Keith!

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  • Apple

    Stand alone GPS like Garmin? If the GPS doesn’t work. Why this one?

  • http://koowie.com Peter Shen

    If this was months earlier it would have been a hit. But now around the same time as the Xoom and iPad2.
    Peter, Koowie.com

  • RichardL

    GTab was a disaster?

    It was the #3 best selling Android device in the world in the month of December. That’s “sell-through” by the way.

  • RichardL

    GTab was a disaster?

    It was the #3 best selling Android device in the world in the month of December. That’s “sell-through” by the way.

  • Anonymous

    Droind is the one to watch, no doubt about it.

    http://www.anon-tools.es.tc

  • Anonymous

    If they ship it with Honeycomb, then $400 is a decent price. If they can’t upgrade it to Honeycomb, then the need to kill off this product already.

  • Zaire2005

    Apple!!!

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    Such a shame. I really wanted one. I went out and bought a used iPad for $350 on craigslist. I will be selling my Nook Color.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonSCarter Jason Carter

    Interesting to see if they allowed to have the Android Market on the WiFi only version. I thought Google wasns’t allowing market access for WiFi only tabs running 2.2 or anything else for that matter except Honeycomb because the OS wasn’t designed for tablet use.

  • Anonymous

    Sooo exciting. I can’t wait to get this and the Palm Pixi, and maybe a few Kins for the kids. lol

  • Anonymous

    they are about 6 months too late for this guy. If they had the wifi only at this price for the Christmas shopping season, it would have been one of the hottest holiday gadgets.

    i

  • Anonymous

    Samsung aka King of Procrastination

  • Guest

    Not Droid related. Why is this here?

    • Anonymous

      Much of the topics posted aren’t “Droid” related. Hasn’t stopped any of them. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      Because it’s anDroid related and it hasn’t been posted anywhere else :)

  • Original00

    Samsung can still salvage this. Bring this out at 249 and you will sell TONS. Not everyone needs HC and Froyo is still very capable with tons of apps. Great way to get people into tablets and once they get comfortable, move them up to the galaxy 10″ later

    • Marcelo L

      Yes ! Someone with an ORIGINAL idea. I love it.

      But they’ll never do it. They don’t have the fortitude to say, “Yeah, we’re Samsung, we’ve got someone EVERYONE needs to get in their hands, and we’re just the guys to give it to them.”.

      At $249, I’d buy one, just for the challenge of hacking away at it.

    • http://www.technovia.co.uk Ian Betteridge

      At $249, they’d make a loss on every sale.

  • Anonymous

    Dang I got super excited till I realized it was the Galaxy Tab and not the XOOM

  • Gatsby8870

    Question, please: Is this the GTab 10.1 or the smaller version?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      The one I played with was a 7 inch model.

      • Gatsby8870

        Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

    This Samsung rep was hilarious, I was playing with the 7″ Galaxy tab (which isn’t released afaik) and he was saying how he couldn’t get wifi to work. So I went into settings and turned on wifi and it worked… Then I showed him my Droid with gingerbread and he said ..”what’s Gingerbread?”.

    ..headinhands

    • Anonymous

      That explains a lot.

  • Anonymous

    Still using my GTab and loving it. Its fast, it is reliable, light, and works like a champ.

    • Anonymous

      So does my Droid. But it makes phone calls and fits in my pocket.

      • droidx

        So don’t buy one. I bought mine knowing it does not make calls because have phone for that. I wanted a more portable tablet.

        When I don’t want to use a tablet my Droid X screen is fine.

        Its about choices. That is not your cup of tea is someone else’s. Shoot that is why Android exists.

    • Marcelo L

      @rockymtnhigh : What ROM you have running on that GTab, mountain man ?

  • Gee

    Why does that S-tab have a windows button?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      That’s the big photoshop fail in question.

    • EngineerGA

      That would be the “Photoshop fail” mentioned in the post, I think. LOL It’s pretty funny.

  • Anonymous

    That’s quite a bit to give up for $130 versus the Xoom. I would however pick one up for the wife when it hits $200. Shouldn’t take long, right?

  • Anonymous

    Too little, too late. Would have been fantastic if they’d offered that initially.

    • Eric

      I was just about to say the samething.

      • Anonymous

        The funny thing is that I can get a $399 3G model today at Costco and all I have to do is pay for one month of data at $20.

        • Temp123

          Will it ever get honeycomb?

          • Eric

            It willbe lucky if it gets gingerbread. Stupid ass samsung gives no support at all for its products.

        • Temp123

          Will it ever get honeycomb?

        • droidx

          I got mine at Costco for 299. why pay more for Wifi only.

        • Eric

          lol wow u might as well then pay the extra $20 for the option of going 3g when u want to.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, might have allowed them to sell 1,000 instead of 500. :P

      Poor Galaxy Tab…was destined to fail from day 1.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe, but it would have been very competitive at least.

        $400 would have undercut the iPad by $100 and its still a nice device

      • Anonymous

        I disagree. At $400, they might be able to sell quite a few more.

        Most people think all tablets are the same.

        I work a library and people complain that our wifi internet is too slow all the time. No, our wifi is fine, it’s your original nook that sucks. People bring in cheap e-readers all the time and expect to surf the web with them.

        That kind of crowd would love a $400 color tablet with wifi.

        • Marcelo L

          No they won’t. Why would someone pay $399 to buy a tab when they can purchase a Nook Color. Performance is about the same. Check.
          Color. Check.
          Screen size similar. Check.
          WiFi on board. Check.
          Expandable storage. Check.

          This is what most people care about for a reasonable mid-level tablet offering. Why would ANYONE buy one of these, instead of something like a GTablet, that has a lot of support for it already, and most certainly will have a Honeycomb port, WAY before anything like that even HINTS at with this thing. Samsung is NOTORIOUS for dragging it’s feet at releasing OS updates. And for a tablet that will have no carrier pushing behind it ( even if only just for show ), do you think Samsung will REALLY get behind the ball and port Honeycomb to this ?

          Here. Let me answer that for you…..No, of course not.

          Now that you’ve been given a dose of reality, stop trying to spin this as anything other than……Y A W N.

      • Eric

        If they had kept the phone option in the US version i think it would have done a lot better.

      • droidx

        I think we should clarify the device is not a complete failure, but how they launched it was. While I love the Xoom I like the tabs 7″ form. It is great for running around. Sure the specs could be a little better, but at $299 without a contract for 3G you can’t go wrong. I will probably pickup they Wifi Xoom for home fir the killer games.

        • droidx

          Hate auto complete the not they and for not fir. I am not from Sweethome

      • Stephen D

        Yeah. The OS is not meant for tablets. And it was too expensive. Had the wi-fi only version been released with the 3G, it would have sold more, especially if it were $300-400. With the Tegra 2 and Honeycomb tablets coming out, I don’t know why anyone would still be buying it.

    • Apple

      Yes, That was the Samsung Stupidity, Just like Sony on PS3.