T-Mobile announces the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $399.99

Well that was fast – a few hours after we discussed the upcoming wave of mobile broadband enabled tablets, T-Mobile sent out a press release announcing that they’ll be the first network in the country to offer the new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The Tab is an Android powered 7″ tablet. On T-Mobile, it will support their expanding HSDPA+ network, which offers speeds much faster than current generation devices – and in my tests, they really do keep their promise when they claim it is fast.

On the Tab, T-Mobile and Samsung installed Slacker Radio, the Amazon Kindle reader and Qik video chat. These apps mean this compact tablet really is perfect for travelers. It is quite a bit smaller than the Apple iPad – which is either a blessing or a curse, depending on your needs.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab launches on November 10 at T-Mobile.com and T-Mobile retail stores. The tablet is priced at $399.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Of course, this price only applies when you activate on a new two year agreement.

We hope to bring you a full review of this impressive device as soon as we can get our hands on our pre-order.

If you want to learn more about the Tab on T-Mobile, head on over to their product page and sign up for more information.