Amazon UK has slashed the launch price of Samsung’s upcoming Android-powered Galaxy tablet to £599.99, down from £799 last week.
A £200 reduction is by no means small change and perhaps not all that surprising considering the original price tag advertised by the retailer was ridiculed by the media for being almost twice as much as the 16GB Wi-Fi model of the iPad.
Amazon quickly slashed the price to £680 but even then it was simply too high to compete with the iPad.
Although the new price point is still higher than the closest iPad counterpart with 3G and Wi-Fi, which costs £530, the Galaxy Tab does come with a number of additional features that the iPad doesn’t, such as two cameras, a microSD slot and Adobe Flash support.
Of course, those looking to get the device for cheaper will be able to pick it up on contract from 3 and Vodafone.
We had a chance to get out hands on the Tab recently and were quite impressed by it.
Who knows, a price war between retailers may yet push down the cost even further as it gets closer to launch.