UPDATE: Both AT&T and U.S. Cellular have announced pricing and release dates.
AT&T will indeed charge $50 more for the Galaxy Tab, which will launch on November 21st. AT&T will offer their pay-as-you-go data plans: $15 for 250MB, or $25 for 2GB. The carrier will also offer a $50 Media Hub Movie Rental credit.
Meanwhile, U.S. Cellular will launch the Android-powered tablet on November 19th for $400, after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year agreement. U.S. Cellular’s data plan runs $15 per month for 200MB of monthly networking data, or 5GB for $55. The 5GB data plan also comes with a tethering option to turn the Galaxy Tab into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
T-Mobile was the first. Then Verizon and Sprint followed suit. AT&T and U.S. Cellular remain on the sidelines, but rumors indicate that AT&T may begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 21.
However, those in the market for the Android-powered tablet may not to wait for AT&T, because those same rumors suggest the exclusive iPhone carrier will charge $50 more than the other carries on the unsubsidized device.
Currently, Sprint and T-Mobile offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab with a two-year data contract for $400, all three carriers currently selling the Galaxy Tab also sell it for $600 without an agreement.
Based on leaked screen grabs, AT&T will reportedly charge $650 for the seven-inch Tab, which is $20 more than they charge for the 16GB 3G iPad.
Data plans vary between carriers. Sprint includes 5GB per month for $60, 2GB for $30. Verizon’s month-to-month plan includes 1GB of data for $20 per month and 3GB for $35. T-Mobile offers 5GB of data per month for $40, or 200MB for $25.
You can read our Galaxy Tab review for thoughts on the Android tablet. We will also be re-reviewing the device in the very near future. Stay tuned.