The Samsung Galaxy Tab has finally arrived, and O2, Orange, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse are all offering deals to attract business users to buy the Android 2.2 powered tablet.
Carphone Warehouse is offering a range of options, including a £20 per month, 24-month contract via Talk Mobile. This includes 1GB of data, 100 any-network minutes, 500 texts and a free keyboard dock. The upfront cost remains pricey at £399.99.
Other tariffs from Carphone Warehouse start at £10 per month on rolling 30-day Vodafone contracts including 1GB, 3GB or 5GB of data at an upfront cost of £529.99.
The Galaxy Tab is available directly from Vodafone starting at £424 with a monthly price plan. The 30-day rolling contracts start from £3 per month and go up to £25 for a 5GB allowance. Calls and texts on contracts are charged at the operator's standard rates.
Orange offers the tablet starting at £499. Those signing up to a 12-month contract can get 500MB of data for £5 per month with the Tab priced at £529, or 1GB plus unlimited BT Openzone Wi-Fi for £15 per month with the device costing £499. Any calls will cost 20p per minute, texts 12p each and answerphone retrieval 12p.
O2, meanwhile, is charging an upfront £599 no matter which tariff customers sign up to. O2's Simplicity range could be a popular choice, as it include minutes and data allowances. Plans starts at £25 per month, including 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
Tariffs top out at £60 per month for heavier data users, including unlimited calls and texts and 1GB of data.
Alternatively, those wanting data-only packages can get 500MB with unlimited Wi-Fi starting from £5 per month on a rolling 30-day contract. This rises to £10 per month for 1GB and £15 for 2GB.
Other tablets scheduled to land this month include the ViewSonic ViewPad and Advent Vega which V3.co.uk has reviewed head-to-head.
BT wants to make the public switched telephone network history within eight years
Personal data being purloined by third parties via Facebook Login API
MacOS and iOS are better off apart, says CEO Tim Cook
Or they'll no longer be entitled to updates and bug patches