The Samsung Galaxy Tab was the first successful Android tablet which was launched back in 2010. It was the only tablet other than the iPad which had good sales, but compared to the iPad, it was a relative flop, mainly due to its high pricing.
It was priced at $599 which was perceived to be quite high, as the iPad started at just $499. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will likely be priced even higher, but here’s some good news for Android tablet fans.
The Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab will be priced at $399, which is exactly the same as the first generation iPad. It will be launched on April 4. Though the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi has much better hardware specifications, the iPad offers a better OS and more tablet apps.
With the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi coming in the next month, we don’t know how much of a success the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi will be, but if Samsung announces an upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the Galaxy Tab, it could be a very interesting device.
By the way, you can also expect a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon, but it will likely be priced much higher, closer to the $600 mark.