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Samsung Galaxy Tab to cost £599 from O2

Tablet PC will be sold with Pay & Go mobile broadband tariffs

O2 has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available for £599 on the network's Pay & Go Mobile broadband tariffs.

The tariffs start from £29.99 for three months' mobile broadband use, capped at 1GB, and a dongle. Alternatively, £34.99 gets you a dongle and a data allowance of 2GB, which must be used within one month.

All of the tariffs also come with free Wi-Fi access via The Cloud and BT Openzone hotspots. The mobile network said the Galaxy Tab would also be available on selected Pay Monthly and Pay & Go voice tariffs for customers who want to be able to make calls on the device.

The 7in Galaxy Tab is Samsung's answer to Apple's iPad. The tablet PC runs Froyo, version 2.2 of Google's Android operating system and is powered by a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird ARM-based processor.

It also includes 16GB of built-in memory, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity and front- and back-facing cameras.

Last week, O2 announced it was stocking the Galaxy Tab, but didn't reveal pricing at the time.

"The Samsung Galaxy Tab, striking the ideal balance of portable size and power, is leading the way in a new category of devices," Steve Alder, O2's general manager of devices, said last week.

The tablet PC will be available online and from O2 stores from November 1.

See also: 20 million tablets to be sold this year

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