[Update] Looks like the rep that GBM spoke to was mistaken. Samsung actually hasn’t announced availability for ANY region at this point. It happens, I suppose. Folks should know that you can’t fully trust the word of a product specialist in this day and age. With that, there is certainly hope that Samsung will end up bringing these devices State-side.
Well this sucks. If you liked what you saw from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 or the Samsung Galaxy Note and you happen to be American, we have some sad news for you – you won’t be able to buy them without importing (at least for the time being).
A Samsung rep at IFA mentioned to GottaBeMobile that they had no plans to bring the tablets to the United States. Unfortunately, she didn’t cite a reason. GBM suggests a lack of carrier interest or impending stiff competition from Amazon as reasons why Samsung chose to go this route.
Perhaps they also want to push their Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in the states more (because everything is “bigger” here, apparently?) as they’ve already rolled that out on Verizon and have WiFi models in retail stores already. Whatever the case is, you’ll need to pay big money to import these things unless Samsung eventually change their mind.