1. flyingflounder's Avatar
    Love my 7' Galaxy Tab. Seriously looking forward to this release. I just hope they price it well. Can't do another $599. But will buy no matter what!!!

    09-01-2011 09:25 AM
  2. thejke's Avatar
    This is the tablet I have been waiting for.
    09-01-2011 09:45 AM
  3. GaryR1984's Avatar
    The metal casing is nice and the microSD Card is a big plus imo as well. I'm interested but also turned off with the support I got for my 10.1 so I'll probably go with someone elses tablet. This one has impressive specs but even Panasonic is coming out with tablets soon.
    09-01-2011 11:33 AM
  4. the one and only M's Avatar
    It needs Verizon LTE support and then it'll be perfect.
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    09-01-2011 12:29 PM
  5. kinster02's Avatar
    Wow, i.m liking this a lot...I thought I wanted the 8.9 but this one has me pausing.
    09-01-2011 02:55 PM
  6. limdoug's Avatar
    Pricing thoughts?

    10.1 = 499
    8.9 = 399
    7.7 = 299

    Or is that wishful thinking? Probably more like...

    8.9 = 449
    7.7 = 399
    09-01-2011 03:32 PM
  7. KittenMittens's Avatar
    Yeah I'd expect $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, if they can do this, the 7.7 will be my first tablet.
    09-01-2011 04:02 PM
  8. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Pricing thoughts?

    10.1 = 499
    8.9 = 399
    7.7 = 299

    Or is that wishful thinking? Probably more like...

    8.9 = 449
    7.7 = 399
    Yea, that's more or less the expected pricing. Not too bad IMO. Yours getting a very capable tablet for less, juts in a smaller package. All the specs are still there and honestly would provide a better experience. It's the same resolution as competitors with a 10.1" tablet coupled with a Super Amoled Plus display. Can't beat it.
    09-01-2011 07:41 PM
  9. AgDon's Avatar
    Should be like the existing one @ $349 for a 16G Wi-Fi. That's if they want to dominate the 7" tablets.
    09-01-2011 07:49 PM
  10. KittenMittens's Avatar
    Should be like the existing one @ $349 for a 16G Wi-Fi. That's if they want to dominate the 7" tablets.
    At $349 it would be a steal. In reality though, I don't think they can go quite that low though, remember smaller isn't always cheaper to manufacture. I really hope I'm wrong.
    09-01-2011 08:04 PM
  11. E_man's Avatar
    Pricing thoughts?

    10.1 = 499
    8.9 = 399
    7.7 = 299

    Or is that wishful thinking? Probably more like...

    8.9 = 449
    7.7 = 399
    The 8.9 was originally going to be $469 for the 16GB. I doubt that's changed. The 7.7 though, is a very different product. I can see it anywhere from $450 to $599 for 16GB. The price of that display has me curious.

    At $349 it would be a steal. In reality though, I don't think they can go quite that low though, remember smaller isn't always cheaper to manufacture. I really hope I'm wrong.
    While I would bet in the tablet space, smaller is cheaper as a rule (there is no real work needed towards heat dissapation, expensive small chips, everything would fit in a phone), the jump from LCD to SAMOLED+ at this size might be a big pricing issue. Sony had a monitor out not that long ago, it was about 5 times the size and $5000...

    I imagine samsung has seriously improved the process, but the question is, how much? I wouldn't be surprised to see a $599 16GB device. I really hope not though.
    09-01-2011 09:08 PM
  12. Mac58's Avatar
    The metal casing is nice and the microSD Card is a big plus imo as well. I'm interested but also turned off with the support I got for my 10.1 so I'll probably go with someone elses tablet. This one has impressive specs but even Panasonic is coming out with tablets soon.
    If you dont mind me asking, what support problems did you have?
    09-02-2011 05:17 AM
  13. dozx's Avatar
    I will have to pay retail as my current SGT 7 is still under contract. $599 less the 2 or 3 hundred I can get for the old one still makes it worth the upgrade for the performance and OS change. Of course, they will push out GB for the old one the day I buy the new one. Love to know when and how much so I can decide when to stop feeding the kids.

    EDIT: Just read on SlashGear, NO GT 7.7 in USA, come on Samsung, give us a break!!! I will continue to feed the kids, I promise...
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    09-02-2011 07:35 AM
  14. limdoug's Avatar
    I will have to pay retail as my current SGT 7 is still under contract. $599 less the 2 or 3 hundred I can get for the old one still makes it worth the upgrade for the performance and OS change. Of course, they will push out GB for the old one the day I buy the new one. Love to know when and how much so I can decide when to stop feeding the kids.

    EDIT: Just read on SlashGear, NO GT 7.7 in USA, come on Samsung, give us a break!!! I will continue to feed the kids, I promise...
    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I guess that means I'll have to get an 8.9 then...assuming that actually comes over.
    09-02-2011 09:52 AM
  15. Major's Avatar
    There are currently no official plans to release the 7.7 in the US, although I am hoping that it is released here. If and when it does come, expect a premium price. I am thinking $449/$499, but I am hoping for $399/$449.
    09-02-2011 11:36 AM
  16. AgDon's Avatar
    I hope it comes to the US, I just want a wifi version for around $350
    09-02-2011 10:53 PM
  17. moosc's Avatar
    And guess at IFA where it was displayed German courts ordered it removed and all.advertisement so dam it to god apple even threatened by a seven inch tablet. Oh well
    09-04-2011 08:39 AM
  18. rzam23's Avatar
    what time will be distribute to commercial market? especially in Asia.... cant hardly waiting to have one
    09-09-2011 04:15 AM
  19. Shempster's Avatar
    I saw today online where the 7.7 went through the FCC. Does this mean that it is coming? I also think it will cost as much & probably more than the 10 if it sales in the US.
    09-27-2011 07:54 PM
  20. Tablet Entusiust18's Avatar
    The 7.0 will probably be around 299. But I hope the 7.7 will be around the 300-400 range. That device would sell so fast.
    10-03-2011 08:17 PM
  21. KittenMittens's Avatar
    The 7.0 will probably be around 299. But I hope the 7.7 will be around the 300-400 range. That device would sell so fast.
    I'd be surprised if the prices are that low. I think the 7.0 Plus will start at around $399, and the 7.7 will start at $449-499, maaybe $399 if the 7.0 Plus is cheaper. The cost to make these tablets is much higher than you might think, I mean the average smartphone at full retail is around $500-600, and these are similar components but in a little larger form factor, the bigger screen and battery adds to the cost as well. Still, every company has to look at the market and decide what they think people will pay, and hopefully Samsung realizes what is going on right now in the tablet market and decides to price these a little cheaper.

    In light of the TouchPad and the Kindle Fire, I think many people have changed their views on how much a tablet should cost, if you read the comments here on ac you'll read a lot of people saying things like "250 or no buy" on articles about the 7.0 Plus etc., but the reality is that Amazon and HP are losing quite a bit of money for each of those they sell, HP is obviously a different story, but Amazon expects to make it up in services. For example, if you want to buy a book on the Kindle Fire, you have to get your book on Kindle, same goes for renting movies and TV shows through Amazon, buying music, buying Apps from Amazon App Store. Samsung doesn't operate the same way, once they sell you their tablet they aren't making any more money off of you.

    Another example is the 8.9, Samsung announced the price of the 10.1 and 8.9 way back in March, and no one made a big deal about the prices, people wished they were lower but it was understood the prices were average. Then 6 months later the 8.9 is released and people are complaining all over the place about the price being so close to the 10.1.

    I think next to the $199 Kindle Fire, a $399 7.0 Plus is not worth the extra cost for many people and it will not sell very well, and hopefully Samsung will realize that and price it according to the market. As for the 7.7 though, I think it is a different class of tablet, I doubt it will see mass adoption, and I also think it will cost a lot for Samsung to make due to that display, I'd imagine they won't be able to keep the price low enough for most people. I think it will sell pretty well with enthusiasts though, in more of a niche market. I hope I'm wrong and Samsung will seriously consider the Kindle Fire announcement in deciding on price for these.
    10-03-2011 10:06 PM
  22. AndreaCristiano#AC's Avatar
    Your pricing doesn't make sense at that high its the same as the 8.9 inch
    10-18-2011 01:41 AM
  23. lembowski's Avatar
    Your pricing doesn't make sense at that high its the same as the 8.9 inch
    Looks like his pricing is pretty close. The 7.0 Plus preorder is now at $399, the 7.7 won't match that price or be cheaper. My guess is $449 to $499 for a wifi 16gb model if that is released.
    10-21-2011 03:08 PM
  24. Raptor's Avatar
    I think the mid price market is going to fail and only the high-end and low-end will survive. The difference in cost for Samsung to make the 7.7 or the 8.9 is pretty low because the guts are more-or-less the same leaving the screan and battery the only things that make the larger models more expensive. So, if the 8.9 wifi only 16GB model costs $449 the cost to Sammy to make and market it is likely about $350. If that estimate is correct then the likely cost for Sammy to make and market the 7.7 inch model might not be much less than $325 and the difference is probably less.

    The Kindles and similar will drive the low end and the middle price market will be eaten by them. The high end market, like BMW, Rollex, etc, will do well whether it's 7.7 inches or 10.1 or whatever.


    Brian
    10-29-2011 08:10 PM
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