Samsung Galaxy Tab to cost Rs 40,000 in India?

1 Oct

Samsung is still mum about the pricing of my favourite Android Internet Tablet – the Galaxy Tab – but one of my connects informs me that it would be priced at Rs 40,000 when it gets launched in India in the coming weeks. Samsung is also working with Indian app developers to pre-load India specific content. I have seen some of those apps working and was mighty impressed with one particular navigation app tailor-made for the tablet’s 7.0-inch display complete with 3D maps and other content.

However, I am not convinced with the Rs 40,000 price tag. Consider this, one can buy the iPad 16 GB 3G version for approximately Rs 35,000 from Hong Kong. Take into account the App Store and its hundreds of thousands of apps and suddenly the Galaxy Tab sounds too pricey. In the past, Samsung has tried creating its own app store for Android (on the Galaxy S) but I have not seen a single new app added to it since the Galaxy S was launched.

Samsung might point out that people pay up to Rs 30,000 for the Galaxy S smartphone and would be willing to pay more for its bigger version but I have my doubts. Yes, I like the device but Samsung could probably learn from Apple that priced the iPad lower than the iPhone.

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