T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Tab for November 10 at $399 On-Contract



Continuing the US carrier roll-out of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, T-Mobile has made theirs official for November 10th. If you recall, that is a day earlier than Verizon will be dropping the Tab for $599 off-contract, while Sprint will have it for $399 on a two-year deal on November 14th. For whatever reason, T-Mobile has neglected to include pricing or data options in their news release, but they do state on their website that it will be available for the same $399 on a two-year contract as its Sprint counterpart. They also make mention of the fact that while the Tab itself isn’t HSPA+ native, its standard 3G radio can take advantage of a speed boost in areas with TMo’s high-speed coverage.

You can register for updates as the release date draws near over at T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab landing page. That leaves AT&T to make their announcement, but we are willing to bet the farm you can expect it on that network around the same date.

T-Mobile to Launch Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Nov. 10

Galaxy Tab hits stores first at T-Mobile, delivers powerful Web and entertainment experiences

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 27, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced that T-Mobile will be the first to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S. T-Mobile’s first Android™-powered tablet, the Galaxy Tab delivers access to rich content on a seven-inch touch screen for a truly mobile entertainment experience. It is expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores and online Nov. 10.

Adding fuel to the entertainment experience on the Galaxy Tab is T-Mobile’s super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which delivers a speed boost allowing the 3G-enabled device to load Web pages and videos even faster than in areas of 3G coverage2. The brilliant enhanced TFT screen and sleek, compact form factor allow customers to bring the Galaxy Tab’s multimedia capabilities to life for themselves or to share, combining all their entertainment and communication needs into one device.

“Customers want richer, deeper interactions with entertainment and online content through connected, portable mobile broadband devices that are small enough to carry and big enough to share with friends and family,” said Jeremy Korst, director of broadband products and services, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile’s unique offerings on the Galaxy Tab paired with the power of T-Mobile’s new network allow us to bring a truly differentiated portable entertainment offering to market.”

The multimedia experience that makes the Galaxy Tab a powerful choice for entertainment enthusiasts includes the following:

Samsung Media Hub
Samsung Media Hub offers a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. Customers can share content on up to five Media Hub-enabled devices, watch movies in seconds with Progressive Download, and get access to new release movies – some the day they are released on DVD. Customers can also watch series premieres and their favorite TV shows the day after they air. Samsung worked closely with all of the content providers to ensure that each movie and TV show is optimized to deliver a premium entertainment experience.

Qik Video Chat
Unlike other video-calling solutions that only work over Wi-Fi, Video Chat on the Galaxy Tab from T-Mobile enables customers to connect with friends and family from wherever they might be through T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. With the Galaxy Tab’s front-facing camera paired with Qik Video Chat, customers can hold video conversations with those who have a Galaxy Tab or other compatible mobile device or PC, or even broadcast their view through the rear-facing camera. Customers also have the option to leave Video Mail using Qik when someone is unavailable.

Kindle for Android™
The Kindle for Android application lets customers shop for hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Using Amazon’s Whispersync technology, customers can automatically synchronize the last page read, bookmarks, annotations, and more across multiple devices.

Slacker Radio
Slacker is a free, customizable internet radio application with over 130 DJ-programmed genre stations and the ability for customers to create their own. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker allows customers to discover new artists and hear their favorite music and provide feedback on what they like and don’t like with the click of a button. Customers can also access detailed artist biographies, in-depth album reviews and album cover art.

T-Mobile customers will enjoy a rich, brilliant viewing experience on the Galaxy Tab, which features a WSVGA enhanced TFT display combined with 3D-like graphics and full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games. Running on Android 2.2 and with built-in support for T-Mobile’s super-fast mobile broadband network and Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab’s portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and entertainment or experiencing thousands of widgets, games and applications on Android Market™.

Beyond entertainment, the Galaxy Tab also offers mobile broadband essentials such as easy access to personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar. In addition, the Galaxy Tab can support up to 32 GB of expandable microSD memory. Customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab can take advantage of T-Mobile’s monthly 5GB or 200MB webConnect mobile broadband plans or the newly launched prepaid mobile broadband offerings.

The Galaxy Tab will be available at T-Mobile on Nov. 10. Visit to register for updates.

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  1. I appreciate this is basically just trolling, but does anyon else totally switch off at any news of the Galaxy Tab? For so, so long now it’s just been report after report of it going to yet more suppliers are equally ridiculous costs.

  2. Here’s some pricing info from T-MO:

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ is almost here
    With a slim design and a 7″ screen, you can bring this tablet anywhere. Add preloaded entertainment, video chat, and the simplicity of Android™, and all your family has to figure out is who gets dibs.
    • Watch the latest movies and TV with Samsung Media Hub
    • Read books on your 7″ screen with Amazon Kindle for Android.
    • Listen to over 130 expert-programmed stations or create your own with Slacker® Radio.
    • Drive your dream car with pre-loaded racing game Asphalt5 HD™ demo.
    • Video chat with your friends and family while apart, with Qik Video Chat™.
    • Browse the web with Flash, so you can see everything you surf. View Flash-based Web videos and Flash Web sites swiftly and seamlessly, every time.
    As low as $399.99 with 2-yr agmt with qual’g plan

    Available November 10

  3. Yeah i’d agree with the price of this being way too much. It’s basically a smartphone. Jack up the resources for Dev, build one that is equal to a laptop, then up the price a little bit & sell them.
    I’m not paying the price, plus monthly fees for something i’m not ditching my old laptop for. It’s going to be harder to use than a phone too, you aren’t going to be comfortable typing on 7 inches of screen, any more than buttons are harder to push on a phone, at least that’s tiny and pocket size. Phones are monthly anyway, you can see paying monthly. Make these things laptops with touch screens. Then you’ll get sales.

  4. Stop your whining about the price.

    Actually the off contract price is not that out of line. $599 is not bad for a 7″ device that includes both front facing and rear facing (with flash) cameras off contract. On Amazon, the Samsung Vibrant (a 4″ device) can be purchased for $569 off contract ($499 from T-Mobile directly).

    I do agree that the on-contract pricing should be lower. $299 should be the most they should charge on a 2 year contract.

  5. They are far to expensive !! I wont buy any tablet on contract, wifi only for me that I can tether with my rooted X for free !! But I am going to wait, many more and far better tablets coming out soon! !

  6. I agree. Its far too expensive for what it is. I really want one, but I cant justify paying that much for it, and being tied down to a 2 year contract.

    The reason I want one is to use it as a tablet PC, not as a phone. It works out far cheaper for me to get a WiFi iPad and save myself the monthly cost.

    Am I right in assuming a sim free Galaxy Tab will be even more expensive?

  7. @Paul Daniels:
    Best Buy is currently listing for pre order a 16G wi-fi only model of the Samsung Tab at $499 (exact same as an iPad). Now if the below average quality cameras (see tech radar review page 7) are an absolute necessity, or the 50% reduced size is just that much better for you, then the Tab seems like it will be what you want.

  8. The NOOKcolor is $249 with WiFi. The Galaxy Tablet WiFi should be about $299, not $499. $599 for the 3G model is also too expensive. Basically, it’s about $100-$200 over priced. Maybe the WiFi version would sell for $399, but at $499 it puts it right with the Apple iPad so people will just get that instead. I’ll wait 6 months for the price reduction.

  9. Does anybody know what radio frequencies the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy Tab will support? Will it support 850/900/1800/1900? I’m hoping to buy a Galaxy Tab that will work in more countries than just the US. Thanks.

  10. Good day,
    I saw by myself how cool & how responsive the galaxy tab is, especially the european version that you can use also as your phone.
    The hardware is very expensive looking (see it in person then you will tell me how great it is, especially the european version).
    Comparing it to NOOK even the $249 version is like comparing KIA to FERRARI as tab has gorilla glass, even ipad doesnt, then the cpu & gpu is way better than ipad then its using SLCD-TFT then it has 3.0 bluetooth, dlna and so many features than any tablet in the market now. That even the camera ( front & back ) even its not amazing, its way better than any netbook built in cam.
    Please see it first then test drive before say here that $499 is expensive as you will say IPAD is better because its much bigger & it has APPLE logo ( i have one thats why I know it lacks a lot of feature ) but samsung has more better features & better hardware than APPLE or any tablet now.
    I think i will wait for ADAM Notion Ink tablet that can compete to TAB ( for me IPAD is not competitor as its LACK A LOT OF FEATURE TO COMPETE ).
    Those morons & stupid people commenting here, go out of your mom’s basement & shove your APPLE ipad to your ass as it is just a toy to compare to TAB & Notion INK…
    Thanks & GOD BLESS you all..

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