Nov 15 AT 1:37 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

AT&T launches the Samsung Galaxy Tab for $649 on Nov. 21st

We already knew the Samsung Galaxy Tab was coming to the big four U.S. carriers, and today AT&T finally revealed their launch details. AT&T’s version of the Tab will go on sale next Sunday, November 21st for $649.99.

AT&T is the last major U.S. carrier to launch Samsung’s 7-inch tablet and they are also the most expensive. Sprint and T-Mobile sell the Tab for $399 with 2-year contract while Verizon sells their Tab for $599 at full retail price. Customers can also purchase the Tab off-contract from Sprint and T-Mobile for $599, so AT&T is the only one to charge $649.

Customers will be able to choose from two data plans from AT&T – a $14.99 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 250 MB of data or a $25 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 2 GB of data.  If customers use all the data included in their plan before 30 days, they can purchase another pay-as-you go plan.

If you read our hands-on with the Sprint Tab, you know we love the device but asking $649 for it is a little much. I think a much better option is to visit Best Buy on Black Friday where the Tab can be had for only $549.

What do you think of AT&T’s pricing of the Tab and their data plans? Will any AT&T customers out there be picking  up this device or will you hold out and wait for another device?

Source: Samsung

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  • Saurabh

    Yes asking that amount is too high. I would prefer an ipad instead.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Yeah kind of ironic that AT&T priced the Tab just above the base model 3G iPad.

  • http://Website Chris

    I’m so fed up with AT&T. Can’t wait for that damn exclusivity deal to end!

    • http://Website Linda

      Amen to that. Just cancelled my AT&T data plan and got Virgin’s plan. I’ll wait.

  • http://Website Miguel

    Err…I wouldn’t say you “love” the Tab, considering that almost every mention of the device here mentions how waiting for Honeycomb next year is a better option than the Tab on Froyo or even Gingerbread.

    The Tab looks and feels great to me. The OS feels extremely usable on it. I see no reason to wait for Honeycomb. Those tablets will probably not be out until well after June next year. That’s an eternity in tech years.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      No I really do love it haha. It is an awesome gaming device and the best Android tablet available. I’m just warning people that Honeycomb tablets are coming much sooner than you expect. If you can afford a Tab then go for it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you of buyers remorse when Google unveils their tablets early next year.

  • Clark Wimberly

    The back of this one looks much better than the Sprint version, which was glossy and white. The Sprint Tab is all slippery and won’t stay put on your lap, catchings mad fingerprints, etc. I’d imagine this one has a bit more of a tactile back (like the Captivate).

  • http://Website imrblankie

    What’s up with that price? Way to deter customers away from the Galaxy Tab to the iPad.

  • http://Website Walter

    I love the Samsung Tab!!! I use Verizon as a service provider I picked mine up this past Sunday for about 600 bucks after buying several add-ons. I previously owned an ipad wasn’t happy with the size, I can easily stash it in my lab coat pocket definetly a great addition to my practice.

  • http://Website Anthony

    Can you use the tablet as a cell phone for At&t?