Earlier this month, Verizon became the first wireless provider to announce its intentions to carry Samsung’s iPad competitor, the Galaxy Tab. Sprint confirmed today that it will be joining the party on Nov. 14 – just three days after the Tab’s Verizon debut.
The major difference between the two offerings lies in the paperwork involved. Verizon is selling the Tab with no contract attached. Sprint is going to offer a two-year contract for their Galaxy Tab. Obviously that makes a difference in the initial cost – Verizon’s unsubsidized price is $600 compared to Sprint’s $400. Folks who decide to go with Sprint’s version will have a couple of options when it comes to monthly plans: a 2GB or a 5GB plan for a monthly fee of $29.99 or $59.99 respectively. Both plans include unlimited messaging. If they so choose, Verizon customers can opt for a 1GB data plan for $29.99 a month.
The Android-powered Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch display, a 1GHz processor, and dual cameras. It is expected to eventually make its way to all four major wireless providers in the US.