There a couple of bits of news on the table concerning the Samsung Galaxy Tab. First, a new display size option is expected, and a Best Buy price tag has been spotted revealing a little requirement from Verizon Wireless.
First, it is being reported that Samsung will unveil an 8.9-inch version of the Android tablet as soon as next month - hopefully with some Honeycomb onboard. A 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab was recently unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, and that one is pictured above. There have been rumors in the past about multiple Galaxy Tab display options, and given that the 10.1-inch screen did pan out, this one certainly has a shot too.
As for the second piece of news, a tipster has sent in a photo to Engadget revealing the price tag of the Galaxy Tab tied to Verizon Wireless. The sticker states that a "minimum 1 month activation" is required with purchase of Verizon's Tab. We haven't seen this requirement posted with other Galaxy Tabs elsewhere or with the other carriers selling the Samsung tablet. This seems like it would push many consumers interested in the tablet away from Verizon in favor of buying it from AT&T, which allows buyers to pick one up without any commitment whatsoever.
If you have seen this posted in stores or with other carriers, please let us know if you have in the TalkBack section.
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