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T-Mobile USA Samsung Galaxy Tab arrives Nov 10 from $399.99

T-Mobile USA Samsung Galaxy Tab arrives Nov 10 from $399.99

T-Mobile USA has confirmed that they will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 10, with the carrier pricing the slate from $399.99 with a new, two-year agreement on a data plan.  The news puts T-Mobile a day ahead of Verizon, who will be releasing the Galaxy Tab on November 11 for $599.99, and a few days ahead of Sprint, whose version of the tablet will drop on November 14 for $399.99.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Uncrating [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Uncrating [Video]

It seems like it's been a long time since Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Tab back at IFA 2010 in early September.  Since then we've seen gradual European availability of the Android slate, in the run-up to a UK launch on November 1 and broad US sales on all four major carriers in the middle of next month.  Today, DHL dropped off a wooden crate on the SlashGear doorstep, with a shiny new European-spec Galaxy Tab inside; check out the unboxing uncrating after the cut, together with a video demo and some first impressions.

Video unboxing after the cut

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Samsung Galaxy Tab missing Verizon Skype app at launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab missing Verizon Skype app at launch

The absence of voice call support from the US carrier versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is frustrating enough - after all, the functionality is present on the European versions of the same Android slate - but with the news that Skype will be missing from the Verizon model it goes from bad to worse.  Engadget snagged shots of one of the carrier's internal training guides, which confirms that the Skype mobile, NFL Mobile and V CAST Video apps will all be missing from the Galaxy Tab when it initially launches.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Sprint Nov 14 for $400

Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Sprint Nov 14 for $400

Sprint has officially confirmed availability and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which will land on the CDMA network come November 14 priced at $399.99 with a new, two year 3G data plan agreement.  The Sprint Galaxy Tab is up for pre-order from today, at sprint.com/tab.

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WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab listed at Best Buy

WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab listed at Best Buy

Best Buy is apparently throwing in with the Samsung Galaxy Tab crowd, with Pocketables spotting an in-store listing for not only the Sprint and Verizon versions of the 7-inch Froyo slate, but the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab as well.  Pricing for each model isn't listed, but Best Buy says the range starts from $499.99 and that there will be both contract and month-to-month data plans available.

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Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

"It appears to be just a handful of credible entrants" said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on iPad rivals, "not exactly an avalanche." It's certainly been a shaky few weeks for tablets in general; while Apple's slate can apparently do little wrong, contributing nicely to another record financial quarter for the Cupertino company, the rest of the market is looking deeply troubled. Qualms over platforms, sizes, pricing and usability have all come to a head over the past seven days, leaving manufacturers looking almost as confused as the would-be consumers.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Verizon Nov 11 for $599.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Verizon Nov 11 for $599.99

Verizon has announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and anybody hoping for a sub-$200 contract bargain will be sorely disappointed.  Instead, Verizon will offer the 7-inch Android slate for $599.99 with no agreement when it arrives in stores on November 11 2010.  There'll also be an optional monthly access plan for data.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab gets Amazon price cut

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets Amazon price cut

Someone in Amazon UK's pricing department has apparently woken up and noticed that Carphone Warehouse were undercutting them on the unlocked, SIM-free Samsung Galaxy Tab, and has adjusted their pricing accordingly.  The retailer had previously been asking £599.99 for the 7-inch Froyo slate, but pre-orders are now down to £529.99 just like their rival.

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Jobs: 7-inch Tablets DOA; Android is fragmented, not open

Jobs: 7-inch Tablets DOA; Android is fragmented, not open

Apple's solid financial performance for the past quarter got them headlines enough, but it's CEO Steve Jobs' no-holds-barred attack on rival "open" platforms and tablets trying to colonise the middle-ground between iPhone and iPad that will likely stick in most memories.  Making an unusual appearance on the financial results call, Jobs dismissed 7-inch slates - like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and including the ongoing rumors of a smaller iPad version - as "tweeners" falling in-between smartphone and iPad and likely to be dead on arrival, while also saving a few obituary words for RIM.

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£529.99 Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Carphone Warehouse pre-order

£529.99 Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Carphone Warehouse pre-order

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has started accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, ahead of the 7-inch Froyo tablet's debut on November 1 2010.  Currently two options are available, either the Tab alone, SIM-free and unlocked, for £529.99, or paired with a data contract on a 30-day rolling agreement.

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Samsung SMT-i9100 is KDDI’s cut-down Galaxy Tab

Samsung SMT-i9100 is KDDI’s cut-down Galaxy Tab

Japanese carrier KDDI has confirmed it too will be getting a 7-inch Samsung tablet, though it's not the Galaxy Tab we've seen until now.  The Samsung SMT-i9100 is obviously from the same family as the Galaxy Tab, with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen and Android 2.2 Froyo, but it loses the 3G connectivity, has a lower-resolution, 2-megapixel camera and a redesigned casing.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab gets video unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets video unboxing

Consider us suitably jealous; while most countries are still waiting to hear even some official pricing from Samsung, would-be German tableteers can already buy the 7-inch Galaxy Tab slate.  Carrypad is one of the first on the scene with an unboxing video and hands-on demo.

Video after the cut

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