Do not even think that prices of non-Apple tablets are falling. The latest price cuts can be regarded as a way to spur adoption of Android based tablets that are already in the market. It is hoped that it will help undercut the popular iPad 2.
Verizon Wireless as well as Sprint have made cuts for the Smasung Galaxy which hit the market in November 2010. Sprint is now offering the Tab for $200 that has a two-year contract. The Verizon Galaxy Tab is now available for $500, the company sliced $100 of the launch price. All the Android based tablets will have to compete with the iPad 2 of Apple, the starting price of which is $499.
The strategy of Sprint is to get more subscribers for its wireless data services. Moreover, the Galaxy Tab is older than it might seem at first blush. There were speculations last summer and it was rolled out at the IFA show which was held in Berlin last September. Two months after the device was shipped and due to some circumstances its components were locked down.
Instead of confirming the end of Tab’s life, it was announced by the company that it is going to offer a Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet that would cost $349. Many consider that such price drops are explained by the fact that the Galaxy Tab is getting closer to the end. This make sense as the tablet’s components as well as Android OS feel dated if compared with the dual-core processor of tablets that run Android 3.0.
It is necessary for carriers to make a way for newer tablets, just like the Galaxy Tab with a 10.1-inch screen and Galaxy Tab with an 8.9-inch screen as well as the Sprint Evo Vew that will be available in the market this summer.