Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 on Monday much to the surprise of everyone. It’s pretty much a mid-range tablet with a 1Ghz dual core processor and a single gig of RAM, but it will be rocking Ice Cream Sandwich right from the start. Samsung didn’t reveal pricing, but Sammy Hub managed to lock down pricing details in four Scandinavian countries. Assuming the currency conversion is somewhat accurate, we could be in for yet another overpriced tablet.
The Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will apparently cost 2,350 Danish kroner in Denmark. Google’s currency converter estimates that amount to be around $419. The 3G model is 3,995 Danish kroner, which translates to about $712. On the low end, the 3G Galaxy Tab 2 costs as low as $523 once currency is converted from Norwegian kroner to dollars.
I only hope official prices in the U.S. are nowhere close to these amounts. There’s no way Samsung can come into a post-Kindle Fire market and expect to sell a 7-inch tablet for more than $299. Ice Cream Sandwich is no reason to increase the price. Most people don’t even know what that is anyway.