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Samsung Galaxy Tab Quietly Launched in Saudi Arabia

According to a GM from STC on Twitter, the Saudi Telecom Company has started selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android 7-inch tablet in Saudi Arabia. Arabic is supported, but the official Arabic support in Android is still missing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab is sold for SR 2,949 with free 6 months of 250MB/month which is weird considering how STC offered 1 year of 1GB/month with the HTC Magic over a year ago (as listed on STC’s website, heh, Gega byte).

STC’s website still doesn’t mention the Samsung Galaxy Tab compared to STC’s partners: VIVA Kuwait and VIVA Bahrain who released press releases regarding the android tablet.

STC’s main competitor, Mobily was supposed to release the Samsung Galaxy Tab yesterday but according to an internal message the launch was postponed until further notice.

With that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has beaten the Apple iPad with an official release in Saudi Arabia.

Update: Apparently Jarir, not a bookstore anymore, is selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab for SR 2,949.

You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled.

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  1. jarir ‘not a bookstore anymore”. thats funny…
    but so far, the iphone 4 was announced from stc over  month ago, and now the samsung tablet gets announced after the iphone and is released before the iphone :S the iphone 4 isnt that new… why are stc taking a long time?

  2. I saw it in eXtra store selling for 28xx SAR

  3. is someone in here have a galaxy tab im looking every where for it and can u plzz tell me whats the price in saudi arabia plzzzzz and thnxx sooo much for helping

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