On April 10, Samsung released a new Wi-Fi only version of its Galaxy Tab 7.0 touch tablet. This marks the first release of the Galaxy Tab that isn’t tied to a specific carrier. Samsung’s original tablet runs on Android 2.1, has a 3MP rear camera, a front-facing camera, and can access the Android Market.
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 got a price cut as well. Though it was released at prices exceeding $600 last year, the 7-inch iPad competitor now runs for $349.99 at most online retailers, including Amazon and TigerDirect. The lowered price puts it in line with the original iPad, which can be purchased for roughly the same price.
This news comes as Samsung prepares to launch its Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, which both run on Android 3.0 and are priced as low as $469. Oddly, Samsung has not shown any public interest in upgrading the original 7-inch tablet, which looks somewhat dated when placed next to its larger cousins.
With a contract, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3G models currently sell for $549 on AT&T, $249 on T-Mobile, $199 on Verizon, and $299 on Sprint.