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Samsung Galaxy Tab Fever: T-Mobile First to Offer Device

T-Mobile has announced that it will beat its competitors to the punch by selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Nov. 10. You can pick one up for $399 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service contract.

Sprint previously announced it will offer the device for the new tablet computer for the same price and terms, beginning Nov. 14. Verizon Wireless is selling it for $599 without a contract, beginning Nov. 11. AT&T is expected to make an announcement about its plans to carry the Tab as well.

The Tab has a 7-inch touchscreen and a front-facing camera to support video chat. It also supports Adobe Flash and runs on Android 2.2, the latest update to the mobile operating system.

eWeek reports that if youre already a T-Mobile customer, youll be able to choose from different mobile broadband plans: 200MB per month will set you back $24.99 and 5GB runs $39.99. New customers will be charged $29.99 and $49.99 per plan, respectively.

November and the holiday season that follows mark an important time for tablet computers. Apples iPad has been on the market for several months now and is dominating the space. Many believe the Tab has the best chance of challenging the iPad, and with it being offered on several U.S. networks, it will be interesting to see if the Android operating system can make a solid showing in tablets like it has started to do in the smartphone market.


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