T-Mobile cuts Samsung GalaxyTab price by $50

T-Mobile USA quietly cut the price of two of its high-profile, Android-powered Samsung devices, the GalaxyTab tablet and the Vibrant smartphone.

Samsung’s GalaxyTab tabletThe nation's No. 4 carrier reduced the price of the GalaxyTab from $400  to $350 with a two-year contract, a month after it went on sale. The Vibrant, introduced this summer, was reduced from $200 to $150 with a two-year contract. The Vibrant is T-Mobile's version of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone platform.

While such pricing reductions are relatively commonplace, and can reflect a number of factors including clearing space for new inventory, T-Mobile's price cut on the GalaxyTab after just a month of availability could indicate sluggish sales of the gadget. 

T-Mobile now offers the nation's cheapest GalaxyTab: Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) and U.S. Cellular sell the tablet for $400 with a two-year contract, while Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) retails the device for $600 with month-to-to-month data pricing and AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) sells the GalaxyTab for $650 with prepaid data pricing.

However, T-Mobile isn't the only operator cutting tablet prices. AT&T's Dell Streak is now priced at $100 with a two-year contract at Best Buy. The Streak went on sale in August for $300 with a two-year contract.

For more:
- see this Electronista post
- see this Engadget post

Related Articles:
Samsung sells 1M GalaxyTab tablets
Samsung banks on 1 million GalaxyTab sales this year
Samsung's second coup: GalaxyTab headed to VZW, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile
How will wireless carriers sell tablets?
Google exec: Android currently not optimized for tablets

Sponsored by SNS Telecom

Shared & Unlicensed Spectrum in the 5G Era

Learn how shared and unlicensed spectrum will transform cellular communications in the 5G era. Featuring enabling technologies, key trends, business models, applications, spectrum availability, case studies and 5G NR/LTE equipment forecasts.