This was bound to happen. Sprint has announced a drop in the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab (running Froyo), bringing it down to $199.99 with a new 2-year contract and $429 off contract. The discount is effective April 3.
This move is hardly unexpected with the slew of Android 3.0 tablets coming into the market. Samsung had launched the device at a fairly high price and it definitely will not get the expected returns in the current market. Samsung itself is launching the 10.1 inch and 8.9 inch versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab with Honeycomb. It makes sense to sell off the 7 inch versions on a discount and restock inventory with the latest models.
HTC Flyer is another 7-inch tablet based Android 2.4 running tablet that’s going to appear in the US market in spring. Motorola Xoom with Honeycomb is a great tablet but may be too pricey for many consumers wanting an Android tablet, in which case the Froyo-based Galaxy Tab may have some takers.
Samsung Galaxy Tab is a good pick for $199.99, even if it only has the smartphone version of Android on it.