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It's pretty rare to score a desirable tablet for a fraction of its retail price, but if you're willing to ink a 2-year service agreement with Sprint, you'll soon be able to bring home a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $50 (plus tax). Sprint says the $50 price tag is an introductory rate, though it's unclear how long that price is valid. What we do know is that it goes into effect on October 11, 2013, in all Sprint channels, including Sprint Stores, Spring Business Sales, web sales, and via telephone.
Initially it will only be available in White, though Sprint says it will offer a Midnight Black version for the holidays. Other features include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch display with a 1024x600 resolution, 3MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, microSD card slot, micro USB port, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Sprint says users can add a data plan for the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to their account starting for as little as $5/month (it's also eligible for Sprint's One Up upgrade program). Over the life of the contract, that's $120 for service plus $50 for the tablet itself, or $170 combined. That's still less than the $200 retail cost for a Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.