Samsung Galaxy Tab has turned up on Amazon UK with a price tag of £680 with VAT, or about $1,063. The price is significantly higher than the Apple iPad, as predicted earlier. The iPad model lists at the equivalent of $827 after tax at Apple UK’s online store. The Galaxy tab had appeared on Amazon Germany for 799 Euros, a few days ago.
But the Samsung Galaxy Tab is not yet available to pre-order and the site hasn’t listed any delivery date. But the device will be coming equipped with a 7 inch touchscreen WSVGA display and it comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3G data radio. It features a 3 megapixel camera on the back and a VGA video camera on the front for making video calls.
It will also feature a number of built in Google services, which includes Google Navigation, Google Goggles and Google Places. It will be using a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, which matches the iPad in terms of clock speed.
It is a matter to be seen whether the Samsung Tab is going to be popular or not with the higher price tag, since the less costly iPad comes with a 9.7 inch display. However, the iPad lacks extras such as Bluetooth 3.0, front and rear cameras and built-in memory card slot.
Samsung has confirmed that the device will be available in parts of Europe as soon as this week. It is expected to be shipped to the US in the coming weeks.