“Let me tell you something, home shoppers, we have got an amazing deal for you today. This here’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, that’s the second version of the Galaxy Tab, with a ginormous 7-inch screen. That’s like an iPad, ladies and gentlemen, but it fits in your purse. Now I’m not supposed to do this, but just for you, today, we’re gonna price this fantastic computer thingy at – what was that, Lucile? Really? Wow folks, you’ve got an amazing deal here. We’re going to price this 7-inch Samsung tablet at a fantastic three hundred and nine dollars. Call us right now – our operators are standing by, and these won’t last long. Pick one up for your grandkids!”
We’ll break from riffing on QVC’s entertaining and usually clueless sales pitch to say that yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-inch version) was briefly listed on QVC’s website. The price was $309.98 for the base 8GB version, and it’s the first time we’ve seen any indication of the updated 7-inch tablet’s price. Last we heard, both the 7-inch and 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2 models were scheduled for sale later this month, delayed for a little extra work on Ice Cream Sandwich and TouchWiz. The 10-inch version is getting a rumored retail price of $399 – $100 less than the Galaxy Tab 10.1, though that’s also for a less capacious 8GB model. The QVC listing has since disappeared.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch was unveiled back in February… to a chorus of “meh”. It’s mild refresh of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, with Ice Cream Sandwich being its most appealing addition. Otherwise you get the same 7-inch 1024×600 LCD screen, 1.2Ghz processor, and a choice of 8, 16 or 32GB capacities, with an added MicroSD card slot. Given QVC’s list price we can expect the 8GB model to sell for $299 elsewhere. Despite what Auntie Grace says, they don’t always have the best prices out there.[via PhoneArena]