Update: After much persuasion we managed to get the Samsung guys to clue us in on the price of the device. The local price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be cheaper than the RRP in Indonesia. How much cheaper? We don’t know, but what we do know is that in Indonesia, the 16GB 3G Galaxy Tab 10.1 sells for approximately RM2,110. So now you know that the Galaxy Tab will not sell for more than RM2,000 when it is launched here.
Update 2: For those of you who are not in the mood for contracts the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available for outright purchase from Samsung direct.
The rumour that Celcom will be the first to offer the device is true and it will be exclusive. Specifically, Celcom will offer the 16GB 3G version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In terms of pricing, the Samsung product guys are tight-lipped but let’s see if we can loosen their gap a bit. There will be two colours at launch — black and white.
The WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be coming a “little later” but there’s no set date on when this will happen. As for the 32GB version, Samsung say they will look at how the market responds to the 16GB version first to see if it is feasible to make the 32GB available here.
In terms of accessories, Samsung will be offering a range of accessories at launch. A keyboard dock (RM299), a Bluetooth keyboard with case (As seen here. RM399). There’s a “book cover” case (RM219), a neoprene pouch (RM129), a desktop dock (RM109), USB connection kit to connect USD drives and SD card to the tablet (RM109) and a HDMI adapter (RM139).
So now that the Celcom tie-up is confirmed, we’re itching to find out whether the other unconfirmed rumour that we received is true as well. Will Celcom offer limited units of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with hefty discounts at launch? We have a feeling its going to happen. How much of a discount? That’s for us to find out.
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