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Samsung cuts the price of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to $250 (Thanks, Kindle Fire!)

April 12, 2012

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 don’t exactly fit the description of high-end tablets in 2012, as they only offer minimal improvement over their predecessors, if any.  The good news is Samsung has decided to cut the price of the smaller device, even before it hits stores.  The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will now be priced at $250 with the price of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to remain at $400.

This is as good as Christmas for penny-pinching tablet buyers that have initially been put off by the rather exorbitant price of the 7-incher. It was only a few days ago that the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 was listed on QVC’s website for about $310, but it seems that report was inaccurate. As for the price of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung’s announcement confirms an earlier leak from Office Depot that pegged it down at $400.

Though the specs of the two Galaxy Tab 2 slates are nothing to writing home about, the fact that they will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich may just lure potential buyers who have been waiting for that elusive ICS update for yesteryear’s Samsung tablets.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be released on April 22, but you’ll have to wait until May 13 to get the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Meanwhile, Samsung hasn’t forgotten about those who are looking for Android device that’d fit in their pockets.

The recently introduced Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 and 4.2 are basically two Android phones without the phone function.  The Galaxy Player 3.6, as you’d imagine, comes with a 3.6-inch screen and 480 x 320 resolution, while the Galaxy Player 4.2 has a bigger 4.2-inch screen and 800 x 480 resolution. You can find a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 8GB internal storage, and memory card slot on both devices, and they will both ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The main selling point of the Galaxy Player 4.2 is its nifty feature that allows you to hook the Player up to any phone, as long as it has Bluetooth connectivity. And presto, you’ll be able to make and receive calls on the Galaxy Player 4.2. The Galaxy Player 3.6 is already available for $150, while the Galaxy Player 4.2 will hit stores on May 13 for $200.

Are you more excited now about the $250 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0? And how about those two Galaxy Players?