Buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the US to Get it Faster, Cheaper, and Better
It seems like there is still more conflict between Samsung and Apple that is keeping Samsung’s popular Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of the hands of consumers. Just two weeks ago, a German court banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab in that country.
This week, an Australian judge said she may grant a temporary injunction against the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, while she studies the details of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Apple. Samsung has planned to start selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia at the end of this month, but the decision could delay the release until much later, or possibly ban it altogether, as happened in Germany.
“Reduced Functionality” of Australian Galaxy Tab
Even if the Galaxy Tab 10.1 does make it to Australia, Samsung has already altered the device from the US version in order to avoid infringing on seven of the ten patents Apple is suing over.
If Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is seen as a threat to the iPad because it’s even thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, the US version may be the world’s top tablet given the changes Samsung has had to make to sell it in Australia.
Buying a Galaxy Tab from the US is Cheaper, Too
Assuming Samsung is eventually able to bring the Galaxy Tab to Australia, there hasn’t been any mention of a price point. But based on the difference in price between US products and Australian products generally, it’s a safe bet that the tablet will be considerably more expensive in Australia.
The US version currently sells for $499 for the 16GB version, and $599 for the 32GB version. If the Australian prices on other electronics are any indication, the Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 could cost 50% or more over the US price.
Get a Galaxy Tab 10.1 Now
If you have a package forwarding account, you can get the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia right now. No waiting for the lawsuit to pan out. You’ll also get the US version with “full functionality,” and at a cheaper price.
If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a US package forwardin address here. Then just buy your Galaxy Tab online at any US store using your forwarding address, and get it shipped to you in Australia.
You can get what might be the best tablet on the market, you can get it at the best price, and you can get it in Australia, now.