The release of the Motorola XOOM is going to have a major effect on the Android tablet market. Sub-par offerings just won’t cut it anymore, especially at prices beyond what most are will to pay. This is not to say the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a bad choice for a tablet, but its new $300 on-contract price tag at Verizon should help keep it afloat a bit longer as Android slate interest peaks.
As you may recall, this is the first time Verizon is offering the Galaxy Tab on a long-term contract, but a lower price tag is necessary. For the original $500 dollar price, the Tab wouldn’t gain much traction next to the $600 XOOM. Still, if you are content on buying a Galaxy Tab, we’d say wait for the 10.1 model. Honeycomb makes an Android 2.2 tablet look antiquated.