UPDATE: DiGi has brought back the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pre-order page online. Now it is offered from as low as RM1,399. The outright price has been revised as well to RM2,099. That’s RM400 more than the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. To pre-order, head over here.
Original Post: DiGi has finally revealed its Galaxy Tab 7.7 bundled pricing just as teased yesterday. At time of posting, the page is taken down but we are expecting them to put this back later today.
Outright, the 7.7″ tablet with Super AMOLED Plus display goes for RM2,299 which is the same price as its smart phone counterpart, the Galaxy Note.
For those that wish to go on contract, you have a choice of DG SmartPlan 48 and 68 with either 12 or 24 months duration. The contracted pricing are as follows:
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) –
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) –
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) –
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) –
Note that these pricing are obtained via screenshots before the original Tab 7.7 page was taken down so there’s a small chance that it might be revised again later.
Do check on DiGi’s Online Store later for the official figures. As usual, there’s also an upfront payment between RM50-RM500 required depending on plan and duration. Do expect other telcos to offer the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and we are looking at Celcom as the next player.
With Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7 both having the same price tag, which would you go for and why?
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Apple is pulling out all the stops in the on-going patent wars against Samsung seeking a preliminary injunction to ban the Galaxy Nexus in the US saying that the Korean tech company infringes multiple key Apple patents that could cause “irreparable harm” to the Cupertino tech giant.
In the filling Apple claims: “Absent preliminary relief, by the time Apple prevails in this case – and Samsung’s infringement is so clear there can be no serious dispute that Apple will prevail – Samsung will have rushed the Galaxy Nexus, which misappropriates many patented features from the iPhone, to capture market share from Apple that Samsung will be able to retain long into the future,”
“Even worse … the full harm to Apple cannot be calculated, making it impossible for Apple to be compensated by money damages.”
Apple says the Galaxy Nexus and its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS violated four of its patents: predictive text; a data-tapper feature, which recognises data such as phone numbers and provides a link directly to the dialler, for example; a voice search feature that Apple believes is imitative of Siri; and even the popular Face Unlock feature.
In addition, Apple says that Samsung is using a “follower” strategy to steal market share knowing that customers often stay with their first smartphone OS because it’s often an inconvenience to switch platforms. Apple asserts that Samsung doesn’t mind having to fork out on these patent infringement cases because the damage to Apple’s market share will already have been done.