Samsung Galaxy Tab Hits Store Shelves In Canada… Coming Soon In The US

If you want a tablet and you don’t want something from Steve Jobs fruit patch, today is your lucky day. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is becoming available in North America. Americans can score one on the 21st, and a Samsung press release details this plus some familiar data plans:

The Galaxy Tab will be available for $649. .99 at more than 2,200 AT&T company owned stores and online at Samsung Galaxy Tab (www.att.com/galaxytab).  AT&T will offer two pay-as-you-go data plan options for the Galaxy Tab, a $14.99 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 250 MB of usage and a $25 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 2 GB of usage.  If customers use all the data included in their plan before 30 days, they can purchase another pay-as-you go plan.  For additional convenience, these plans can automatically renew every 30 days, when customers pay for these plans with a credit card or debit card.

AT&T data plan subscribers also get access to AT&T’s entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. Subscribers can activate their service plan directly on the Galaxy Tab, without making a phone call or a visit to the store, whenever they need access to data within the allocated U.S. footprint.

The data plans do not require a long-term contract. Customers have the option to change plans or purchase more data without penalty as needed. As a courtesy reminder, AT&T will notify customers with a text and email when their 30-day plan is close to expiring or when they are close to depleting the amount of data available in the plan.

Sounds like something that Apple would do. Right down to using AT&T. That can only suck. Canadians are far more fortunate as they can score a Galaxy Tab at Rogers starting tomorrow. The communication giant posted an article on Rogers Redboard with all the details. But let me cut to the chase. You should seriously look at this Android based tablet. I saw one recently and it was impressive. Plus it runs Flash unlike that tablet that Apple makes. I guess Americans who want their Galaxy Tab fix will have to cross the border. For a change, Canadians are ahead of the Americans. That’s great for those north of the 49th parallel.

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