The Samsung Tab will be released soon in Canadian via Bell and Rogers. We’re currently reviewing the newest tablet device and it’s impressive so far. The Tab is light at 380 grams and comes with Android OS 2.2, a 7-inch display (1024 x 600 resolution), 3 megapixel camera with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. Although there’s no price points yet for what Bell and Rogers will release the Tab for… it should be released within the next couple weeks.
In the meantime, research company iSuppli has taken the time to rip apart the Tab. In their latest report they state that Samsung has materials totaling $205.22 (USD) and $9.35 worth of manufacturing costs to end up at $214.57. iSuppli says that Samsung made the Tab “as a large-scale smart phone, rather than as a true competitor to Apple Inc.’s iPad”.
In the United States the Tab costs $599 outright – We can probably expect the similar pricing but it’ll most likely be available on a contract model as well. What would you pay for the Tab? (more…)