There’s a small ripple in the wake of the Xoom tsunami (Xoomnami, anyone?) at Verizon, as the carrier has quietly decided to subsidize the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab on the same day it launches the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet.
The Galaxy Tab will now be available from Verizon for $300 with a two-year contract agreement. And that’s a straightforward sale price, at least in the online store, with Verizon no longer forcing unnecessary rebate shenanigans for the most part.
Verizon’s a bit late to the price-cut party, however, as other carriers have been offering subsidized Galaxy Tabs for over a month. U.S. Cellular offers a $200 Galaxy Tab on-contract, T-Mobile has a $250 Galaxy Tab, and Sprint’s offer matches Verizon’s at $300. AT&T remains the only major U.S. carrier not offering a subsidized price, charging $550 for a no-contract Galaxy Tab.
Verizon still offers the unsubsidized Galaxy Tab for $500.
Source: Verizon Wireless