The wifi version of this should have been release first with no carrier obligations (a main reason the iPad is selling so well). Most people will not be duped into buying this and adding another two year, $30 data contract. Instead, people with common sense will either wait for the wifi version, or buy a phone with 4.3" display that needs only one contract and data fee. Looks like Samsung are taking a great option that could have put a big dent in iPad market share and gimped it with a ball and chain known as a contract and data fee. Sure, Samsung will load a bunch of these into channels as sell-IN to carriers, but they will be hard as heck to sell-THROUGH to consumers. This is not exactly the best economic point in time to expect a business model like this to catch fire with consumers. The Tab will be priced high to avoid consumers buying them at retail- and not paying the two year contracts. Most folks will wait for the wifi version. Also, the carrier versions are gimped out of the gate with 2gb internal. The wifi versions are suppoesed to be sold with 16gb or 32 gb internal options and same price or less, due to no GSM or CDMA radio systems. Yes, carriers may pack a 16gb card, but the wifi versions will still have the microsd slot for additional space. Each month the wifi version fails to be released equals missed opportunity by Samsung. added: Surely VZW and the other carriers are not foolish enough to think consumers will fall for this trojan horse of a business model. Example is the netbook fad. When they were hot, carriers tried the same thing and a major fail, in contrast to the huge sales of non carrier based netbooks. Crazy.