We already know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will cost $999. Now Samsung has set a firm release date for its Android tablet — November 8 — and lined up a series of local apps that will come installed on the device for Australian buyers.
The most notable inclusion is a turn-by-turn navgiation app from Navigon, which is a useful addition given the lack of support for turn-by-turn in Google’s own Maps application in Australia and the price tags attached to other similar offerings. The tablet will also include a two-month trial of the Australian’s news application, a free copy of Need for Speed SHIFT and a built-in ebook reader app which supports both free and paid content.
Given the price tag, I still expect many people will wait to see how the carrier-subsidised plans for the device stack up (and whether they’ll be eligible for them) before weighing it against rivals such as the Dell Streak and the Telstra T-Touch. Do the apps make the Galaxy Tab sound more appealing? Tell us in the comments.