Supermarket chain Tesco has started taking pre-orders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab, matching the £529 price tag given to the Apple iPad competitor by the Carphone Warehouse earlier this week.
However, it does appear that the retail giant had started out with prior intensions of the Galaxy Tabs pricing. When placing your mouse over the bright £529 branding, the descriptive alt text that appears reads: “Pre-order Samsung Galaxy Tab for £599”, a retail price the Samsung tablet was expected to be burdened with.
With a £529 price tag matching that of the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G Apple iPad, £100 more than the Wi-Fi only Apple tablet of the same storage capabilities, there are fears by some that the Samsung Galaxy Tab, due to launch on November 1st has priced itself out of competition with the market leading iPad.
At present Tesco is only offering the Galaxy Tab for pre-order as a SIM-free device with no word yet to appear on possible subsidised contract deals.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab will run Google’s Android 2.2 mobile operating system, FroYo, when it hits shelves in 10 days time. With a 7-inch screen, the Samsung tablet is being dubbed as a pocket friendly business device that thanks to its rear and front facing cameras can handle video calls and with a 1GHz process and browser and email credentials is up to most business use needs.
Head over to the T3 Twitter and Facebook sites to tell us given £529 would you buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab or an Apple iPad. Stay tuned to T3.com for all the latest on the Galaxy Tab’s release and pricings.