The WiFi-only Galaxy Tab was delayed till next year, but you can still pick up Samsung’s 3G Android tablet for only $549 at Best Buy’s upcoming Black Friday sale. On November 26th, Best Buy will offer the Sprint and Verizon versions of the Tab for $50 below the carrier’s price ($599) and no contract is required.
Customers who purchase a Tab off-contract can still purchase data plans on a month to month basis (or just tether it for free to your Android phone). Currently Sprint is offering $29.99 per month for 2 GB or $59.99 per month for 5 GB. Verizon has data plans starting at $20 per month for 1 GB.
As I said in my first impressions of the Sprint Tab, this is the best Android tablet available this Christmas. Yes we expect better Honeycomb tablets to be announced in January at CES, but the Tab is the best 7-inch Android device out right now and if you really want one and can afford it then I suggest you get one.