Starting this Sunday, on April 3, Sprint will make its version of the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab $100 cheaper if you purchase it while also committing to a new two-year service agreement with the carrier.
In that arrangement, up until now the Galaxy Tab set you back $299.99. But, from Sunday on, it will only be $199.99 – the price for which most high-end smartphones are sold today. That certainly makes the Galaxy Tab more appealing for those who haven’t gotten on the newly-rediscovered tablet bandwagon just yet thanks to prohibitive pricing.
You do have to keep one thing in mind however. Sure, this may be the cheapest you’ll get a 3G-enabled tablet on contract in the US, but software-wise, it’s not up-to-date. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo, a version meant to be run on smartphones, not tablets, and it’s even outdated for smartphone use – having been superseded by Gingerbread. There’s also absolutely no word on a possible upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and according to recent rumors, it’s likely that such a thing will never happen.
Keeping all this in mind, if you’d still rather have a Galaxy Tab from Sprint, you also need to know that the off-contract price is going to be slashed too, from $499.99 to $429.99.
Realistically speaking, this offer is probably meant to clear up the remaining Galaxy Tab stock that Sprint has accumulated. Even so, if you think it’s a deal worth taking, mark Sunday in your calendar.
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