(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 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.