Telefonica-owned O2 has published the contract prices for the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Germany through a post that appeared on the Twitter account of the company on Thursday.
The post, which can be found here, says that the tablet will be available from October for €27.50 per month on a two year contract with an initial outlay of €99.
The total cost of ownership, presumably for a data-only version, would be around €759, which is just under £640.
The price, which is similar to the SIM-free version of Galaxy Tab, seems to confirm our belief that Samsung is deliberately pricing out the unlocked version of the Galaxy Tab in order to force customers to get into contracts with network operators.
Indeed, we've seen that the 16GB version of the Galaxy Tab may cost more than all the Apple iPad versions currently on the market with the exception of the 64GB model.
This may mean that the 32GB model of Samsung's tablet may well fetch in excess of £800 which would be quite simply ludicrous.
Only Vodafone is known to have confirm that it will sell the Galaxy tab although other networks are likely to do so. Expect network operators to offer both Data-only and data and voice options at launch.