Cheapest Galaxy Tab P1000 Available For £609

More online retailers are displaying holding page for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 Android tablet and unfortunately, none of them are selling the device for less than £600.

Lambdatek will offer the tablet for £608.78 if you pay by Debit card, a price that includes VAT but no delivery fees.

Interestingly, the website says that stock will be available from the 20th of September, which is in two weeks time, while Expansys points out that it will be available on the 11th of October and slapped a £680 pricetag on it.

The GT-P1000MSAXEU has also started to appear on mainland Europe with the cheapest model currently costing €630.04 in Austria. The Galaxy Tab has already earned been called the largest smartphone ever and is Samsung's first ever Android tablet device.

It has a 1024x600 pixels capacitive touchscreen, 16GB internal storage, a Samsung Hummingbird processor (running at 1.06Ghz apparently), accelerometer, multitouch, Samsung's own TouchWiz UI, 3G. Wi-Fi, a USB port, Android OS 2.2 and weighing only 380g.

As mentioned earlier, we suspect that Samsung is deliberately pushing the price of the Galaxy Tab in order to encourage customers to buy tablets from mobile network operators instead.

Why not read our coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, ever since rumours of the tablet emerged weeks ago.