The race is on, and looks as if T-Mobile is leading the pack. The ultra busy first two weeks of November, just got even more jam packed for T-Mobile USA. The Android-based tablet , the Galaxy Tab, will be available in T-Mobile stores on November 10. That’s a full day ahead of Verizon’s November 11 launch, and four days before Sprint’s launch.
T-Mobile seems to be pressing the action in a big way, with the releases of the new myTouch 4G, and the new Windows Phone HTC HD7, and now another giant device. T-Mobile plans on selling the Galaxy tablet for a subsidized price. Prices will start at $399 for a 2-year agreement on T-Mobile’s soon to be upgraded data network. T-Mobile hopes their new HSPA+ mobile broadband network will be a major selling point. T-Mobile’s director of broadband products and services, Jeremy Korst, hopes the new data network will be the deciding factor for potential buyers.
“T-Mobile’s unique offerings on the Galaxy Tab paired with the power of T?Mobile’s new network allow us to bring a truly differentiated portable entertainment offering to market.”
The $399 subsidized price, is exactly the same as Sprint’s recently announced offer for the Galaxy Tab. So far Verizon is the only carrier to go a different route, offering the Galaxy Tab for $599, with the optional pre-paid data plan on the side. Now we just have to wait for AT&T and see what they decide to throw in the mix. Until then, it’s too close to call, the choice is up to you.
[via T-Mobile Press Release]