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Vodafone Drops Price Of 3G Samsung iPad 2 Rival To £409!

(ed : Vodafone has since then changed the price of the tablet from £229 to £499 as it turned out that it was a misprint) Vodafone has cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, arguably one of the staunchest competitors to the Apple iPad 2 tablet, to a staggeringly low £409 while throwing in an incredible bonus.

The tablet is usually on sale (opens in new tab) for around £499 and the recommended retail price has held well, leaving us to believe that either Samsung is happy with the sales or nervous about making a price cut when others (like Motorola and RIM) have already started to do so.

Vodafone's deal is actually tied with a 12 month mobile contract with 2GB data allowance per month at £15 and the actual tablet costing £229, hence the total cost of ownership is £409.

Bearing in mind that Vodafone sells 2GB worth of data allowance for £15 per month, you essentially get the tablet for £229 with the additional benefit of getting 2GB at BT Openzone UK Wi-Fi hotspots.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet comes with a dual Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel display, two cameras, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a microSD slot, all in a chassis less than 9mm thick and weighing under 600g.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.