[UPDATE]: While Samsung has issued comment saying prices floating around as of now are just speculation, the suggested retail pricing in Sweden suggests otherwise, where the Galaxy Tab is valued at SEK 9,000 or $1,240 including value added tax of 20 percent. Further corroborating the pricing is a pre-order now available through Expansys listing the device at £679.99 and dropping on October 11th.
Along with today’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab came no mention of specific pricing. We are assuming that sort of thing will mostly be left to subsidies and the various carriers stocking the Tab, but there is a bit of a rumor flying around about the supposed off-contract price of the model in Europe. The pricing is said to be €699 for the 16GB model and €799 for the 32GB version. In terms of hard earned American dollars that is about $900 or $1000 depending on the amount of storage you go with.
As said before, if this pricing holds true carrier subsidies will be sure to cut a good chunk of that price tag out, but it will also means anyone who wishes to use the tablet as a WiFi only device with no cellular connectivity is going to have to drop a pretty penny. The Galaxy Tab has a lot of good things going for it, but if this rumor turns out to be true it could be a deal breaker for some. What say you? Would you pony up that kind of cash for Samsung’s Android tablet?