Victorious Samsung did not take time to officially announce that Galaxy Tab 10.1 is all set to reach Australian shores this Christmas and Vodafone became the first telco to release its plans to sell the subsidized version of the tablet.
Earlier this year in August, Apple filed a suit against Samsung to stop the Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch in the country. After months of legal proceedings, High Court of Australia denied Apple’s request to appeal the Federal Court’s decision of allowing the Galaxy Tab to be sold.
Samsung stated that it was pleased with High Court’s decision and Apple’s claims had no merit. It also revealed that Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be available in stores “in time for the Christmas shopping period” and would be sold for $579 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version and $729 for the 3G-enabled 16GB version.
You will be able to grab the tablet from retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, the Good Guys, Myer, Bing Lee and OfficeWorks.
On the other hand, Vodafone announce its plans to release a subsidized version of 3G Galaxy Tab 10.1. IT will be selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 on 10 plans in total — five on a 12 month contract and five on a 24 month contract with the minimum monthly plans starting at $39 on a 24 month contract, and $65 on a 12 month contract.
Vodafone has also stated that pre-orders for the tablet will start today at 4PM and if you order before December 16 then you can expect a guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery.