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