Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android tablet finally goes on sale this week, and that means options other than the rather OTT $999 outright buy price. While every carrier is planning to sell the device, so far only Optus has revealed pricing.
The $59.95 contract for 24 months costs a grand total of $1438.80 — not a bad deal given that includes two years access with 10GB a month (ignoring Optus' off-peak policy). That's essentially a data price of $18.33 a month. As Nick over at Gizmodo notes, the contract prices below $59.95 are a joke, since the additional handset charge makes them just as costly but offer less data into the bargain. The full pricing table is above.
I've been testing the Galaxy Tab over the past week, and it's a fairly impressive device, especially for browsing and video watching. Making it into a productivity tool is a bit more effort, but that's essentially true of any touch-screen tablet.