Of the four carriers that plan to carry the Samsung Galaxy Tab, arguably the nearest rival to the iPad, Verizon was first to announce a price for the device of $600 without a contract.
Sprint today announced it will undercut that plan, and sell the Galaxy Tab at $400, but only if you purchase a 2-year contract. Reports say Sprint will also offer an alternative plan with no contract and a $600 purchase price (like Verizon). It appears Best Buy just put the Tab on presale at $599 without contract.
Wireless carriers may prove key retail destinations for tablets this holiday season as both Verizon and AT&T will also carry the iPad.