After weeks of searching, I have finally found the right device for my mother for her birthday. She's been itching for a new PDA and a book reader and I was going to get her an IPOD touch and a Nook, until I found the Galaxy Tab and realized this is exactly what's she's looking for. She was toying with getting an Ipad but it's too bulky, the Galaxy Tab is the perfect size.
My mother niether wants nor needs a data plan. Wi-fi only is more than enough for her needs.
Since her birthday is the end of April, I'm not sure I can take the chance that they'll finally release the "official" wi-fi only version here in the USA by the time I need it.
I've been looking on Ebay and Amazon and seeing various versions of the Tab (for each carrier) and an "Unlocked" version as well.
I would like to buy a tab, and have it configure for Wi-Fi Only easily so that it doesn't produce any errors at any point. (In other words, I don't want it nagging her every 10 minutes that she doesn't have a SIM card or features not working because of it.)
So I have two questions:
1) Which version of the tab should I buy to make this as easy as possible (price is not affected by this decision)
2) When I activated my Droid Incredible it actually asked me after the select language screen whether it was wi-fi only or wi-fi and 3G (or something like that). However after looking through these forums it seems that the Tab may not offer any choice?
I did however find this from searching the forums. How To : Bypass activation on Samsung Galaxy Tab - The Galaxy Tab
which gives instructions on how to activate the Tab for Wi-Fi only and it seems to be generally accepted as working. I just want to make sure that I won't be getting something that she can't use.
So if there is any additional information I need to know so I can purchase and configure a Tab correctly, I'd like to know it now before I do anything.