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Samsung Galaxy Tabs Skype Calling Will Be Limited in U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, the much-anticipated Android-based alternative to the Apple iPad, will have limited Skype-calling capabilities in the United States, according to reports.

Skypes service will only work over Wi-Fi connections, rather than over 3G networks, Skype told PCMag.com. The European version of the Galaxy Tab, on the other hand, serves as a voice phone when paired to a Bluetooth headset or operated in speakerphone mode.

Meanwhile, VoIP programs including Qik, Nimbuzz and Fring are expected to work on the Galaxy Tab in Wi-Fi and 3G modes over U.S. mobile networks.

So far it looks like T-Mobile USA will beat its American rivals to the punch it should be the first wireless operator to offer the Galaxy Tab, for a reported price of $399 with a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service contract. But Verizon Wireless intends to charge $599.99 for the same device. Sprint Nextel has said it will sell the Galaxy Tab for the same bottom line as T-Mobile, while AT&T Inc. has yet to divulge its Galaxy Tab plans.


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