Samsung Galaxy Tab: Brave Black Friday crowds, save $50

Bargain shoppers will find plenty of options as the tablet wars heat up before the holidays.

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Mobile & Wireless, Black Friday, Samsung Galaxy Tab

If you're thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab one-panel slate this holiday season, Black Friday (November 26) may be the perfect time to get it on the cheap. Sprint and Verizon are offering $50 discounts on the tablet device at several national retailers, according to company statements and leaked Black Friday circulars.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab is being hailed as the first credible competitor to the iPad. The device features a 7-inch (diagonal screen) with 1024-by-600 pixel resolution, 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 1 GHz processor, and 2GB on-board memory with an SD card slot that supports up to 32GB for a total of 34GB. The device is running Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) and is Adobe Flash-compatible.

A $50 price drop may not be as steep a cut as the reported $100 price drop for the $399 iPad at TJ Maxx. But, hey, a deal's still a deal, right? Here's where you can get a Black Friday deal on the Android-based Galaxy Tab.


RadioShack announced Thursday that it will sell Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab for $349 instant savings (that means no mail-in rebate) plus a two-year data plan.

You can take advantage of RadioShack's Black Friday pricing starts November 21 at or your local RadioShack store.

Radio Shack hours are typically 10 a.m. to 7p.m., but the electronics retailer will also be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 24.   On Black Friday (or "Shack Friday" as Radio Shack is calling it) most RadioShack locations will be open at 5:30 a.m. so you can get your shopping done early.

Office Max has a clipping that is supposedly from Office Max's Black Friday flyer showing the same $350 Galaxy Tab deal from Sprint. It's not clear if this is a mail-in rebate or instant discount offer. Office Max doesn't appear to have the Galaxy Tab in its inventory online, so don't count on this deal just yet. But Office Max customers should keep their eye on just in case.

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