Forget about the April 4 launch date that the rumour mill has been churning out about the WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab; a press release issued by Samsung has just revealed that consumers down in sunny Singapore can expect to see the WiFi-only Galaxy Tabs hit retail stores much earlier than that aforementioned date.
The rumour mill might be a great place to search when it comes to digging out pre-launch leaks for a wide variety of products, but it should also be pointed out that any information obtained via such sources usually comes with a lot of question marks where accuracy is concerned. After all, the rumour mill operates under the condition of anonymity; as such, it is usually difficult (if not downright impossible) to verify the legitimacy of claims originating from it.
That being said, if you have been keep up with our news postings, you might have probably noticed that we had posted a story describing a rumour that Samsung was planning to release a WiFi-only version of the GALAXY Tab sometime in April this year for approximately US$399. Well, it turns out that the rumour mill was both right and wrong on this: while Samsung has confirmed that there will indeed be a WiFi-only GALAXY Tab, the idea of an April release date is bogus, at least where Singapore is concerned.
So when will Singapore be getting its shipments of the Samsung GALAXY Tab WiFi? Well, according to the official press release, the WiFi-only version of the tablet will be available starting tomorrow (26 March) at all leading mobile phones and electronic stores at the RRP of S$538, inclusive of GST. And yes, it comes bundled with version 2.2 (Froyo) of the Android operating system, just as the rumour mill had predicted.