Galaxy Tab Gets Price Cut on Verizon David W 1 January, 2011 16 Comments The Galaxy Tab was one of the most talked about Android devices this year. Love it or hate it, the Tab changed the game by being the first tablet from one of the big manufacturers in the industry and offered on all of the big four carriers. Following T-Mobile’s lead, Verizon has just reduced the Galaxy Tab’s price by $100 and thrown in $60 worth of free movies from either the Samsung Hub or Blockbuster. This price drop seems to only be available in Verizon Wireless stores as a quick look on Verizonwireless.com still shows the price of $599. While the reduced price of $499 is still high, one thing to consider is that this is an off contract price. Droid-Life, who provided the image above, is reporting they have confirmed the in store discount through two sources and customers who have purchased the device in the last 14 days can still return it to the store for a refund of $100. Is this price drop enough to sway you into buying a Tab? Sound off in the comments to let us know if you’ll be running out in 2011 to buy the Tab from Verizon. source: Droid-Life South69_dallas Still 2 much drop another 100 off and I’m there! http://www.facebook.com/vesselin.obreshkov Vesselin Obreshkov Umm $499 for one of the best tablets currently out there ain’t that bad without contract or anything. Cheaper than most current phones off contract… Pinballbrian Its still way overpriced – Ill hold off and see what the Ipad2 is really all about. Anonymous iPad 2 is what the iPad 1 should have been…usb support,expansion slots and webcam..instead Apple knew Apple fan boys/girls would rush to buy the first one regardless of the fact that these basic features were missing and will run to buy the new one even if they have the first one…Its Apple toying with its customers because they know they can do anything they want. If consumers were smart they would refuse to buy such an expensive product lacking such basic features in protest and apple would have to change their strategy and release finalized working products. Instead they know that Apple fan boys/girls will run and buy any dish apple serves regardless if its ready or not!!! Ianandamy Its a big pos I bought one and am returning it tomorrow it is laggy as s**t even if you flash it up. Xylomaphoner It’s still way overpriced for the UI lag it has. I love android, but to have to root a device off the bat just t keep up with the type of performance being offered by apple is somewhat ridiculous. I’ll wait until the slew of tablets come out this year before making a purchase! Anonymous You do not root the device to get apple style performance!!! You root the device to open it up to several other enhancements and customizations. The whole point of android is its open platform. For now Archos 101…best value for the price (although I still insist a tablet..iPad or not is a waste of money…get a tablet netbook). Xylomaphoner The statement posted wasn’t meant to imply that the ONLY reason to root is to get better performance, although it is one of them. There should be no need to root a brand new device to get the same type of performance another device gets. Rooting gives amazing freedom to the user. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab requires rooting to get rid of the bloatware (including the sluggish UI) and get a decent response from the device. Once rooted and freed from all the stupid extras, the device should perform how it was meant to, and even better if overclocked. I’m going to wait until I find an android tab (or dual boot tab) that can perform as well as the iPad, or until the price on the Galaxy Tab drops to $200-$300…then root it and overclock it! LOL Anonymous Ive tested the archos 101 8gb model…299 on amazon and 10 times better than the ipad….. Usb port.. Hdmi out Micro Sd card slot webcam Flash with froyo 2.2 1ghz cpu Android Among the few things that make it better than an ipad. But you are right…you do have to root to get rid of bloatware and customize it to work they way it should. Xylomaphoner Well, the article was written about the Galaxy Tab, not the Archos 101 LOL! The Archos 101 looks great! Anonymous Thats why I dont like the galaxy tab..I dont see the purpose of tablets.but based on on the research Ive done i would say the archos 101 is top for the money…second would be the nook if you root it but thats saving 50 bucks for something that isnt natively supported and losing a lot of the key features the Archos has. Lots more potential there. I really didnt know anything about Archos until my gf wanted an ipad and my refusal to ever buy an apple product led me to that!!! (only hard things is grabbing one one amazon has it in stock for 299..it comes and goes…fast ) Xylomaphoner Scratch that…I’ll keep waiting. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ntxw-6StM Anonymous If you are talking about the response to his touch I can vouch for the archos and tell you he is using it wrong….i came across the same problem when I first started using it…i thought it was faulty…….. Read some comments.. I am sure you read that it has a capacitive touch screen….well it turns out that you have to use the screen very softly…which goes against anything you are used to using your conventional touch screens…anytime you press hard… it doesn’t respond..it took me 2 hours and some research to find out what was wrong and then about 20 minutes to train myself to go against my instinct….i noticed this with any capacitive touch screen later… Once you learn how to use it.. its pretty awesome but also very different….the guy doing the unboxing really doesn’t know his stuff…its good to research everything before buying…but always take everything with a grain of salt…and don’t rely on only one opinion…not even mine which is prefect :p But waiting is a good idea and personally I suggest a10″ tablet netbook(check amazon or newegg)…get 2gb of ram…..maybe windows 7 premium to take advantage of multi touch…and you have something more than a glorified e-reader…. Xylomaphoner Yeah. Ideally, I’d like to purchase a “netTab” (as I’m calling it) with a dual boot windows 7/android option. I agree that, currently, netbooks are superior to any tablet out there. I just want a new toy lol! I’m pretty confident that this year will be the tablet pc year for all the major players. iPad2 is coming out, Gingerbread, and god knows how many windows tablet. It’s going to look like an episode of star trek! Xylomaphoner Yeah. Ideally, I’d like to purchase a “netTab” (as I’m calling it) with a dual boot windows 7/android option. I agree that, currently, netbooks are superior to any tablet out there. I just want a new toy lol! I’m pretty confident that this year will be the tablet pc year for all the major players. iPad2 is coming out, Gingerbread, and god knows how many windows tablet. It’s going to look like an episode of star trek! Anonymous This is an overpriced Samsung Galaxy S phone. Best value for money on android Tablets imo is the Archos 101 at 299. Usb, HDMI, SD card slot, Froyo 2.2, webcam with video calling, capacitive touchscreen and resposivness was decent. iPad 2 will basically feature what this device already has but raise the price since it cant stay at same levels as the iPad 1.