We are about 3 days out from the official reveal of the Galaxy Tab and the leaks are coming fast and furious at this point.
The most recent leaks from iandroid show a CDMA version of the 7″ tablet. Now earlier reports had the 10″ version of the Galaxy Tab showing up in Verizon’s lineup in November, but as the hard press seems to be on the 7″ form factor it seems likely that this will in fact at least be the first version of the Galaxy Tab to hit.
The other leak came courtesy of oled-display.net and revealed a number of Samsung branded accessories for the Galaxy Tab. The most notable revealed so far include: a portfolio styled case that also functions as a multi-purpose stand; a charging stand with HDMI and speaker output; a TV cable for connecting direct to a TV from the device; a keyboard with docking port; a bluetooth pen which can interface with your phone as well; and an adapter to convert the proprietary port to a USB port.
Other than the bluetooth pen these accessories are pretty standard fare and certainly look nice enough, but the pricing seems a little outrageous. The portfolio case clocks in at $52, the charging stand at $69, and the keyboard at an astounding $105. If these prices are accurate Samsung has even overshot Apple on their accessories pricing which is saying something. If the Galaxy Tab manages to take off I’m sure 3rd party manufacturers are going to undercut Samsung on these accessories in a huge way, but maybe Sammy is banking on being the only game in town at release.
We are constantly seeing these Android tablets with ties to one carrier or another, but do you really want a tablet that is carrier dependent or would you prefer to roll your own with just wifi tethering? What kind of pricing would you have to see for both the device and monthly data costs before you would rather have a 3G/4G enabled device versus wifi only?