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Samsung Tab Bound for all Four Major U.S. Carriers

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September 17th, 2010


By Ari Driessen

Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet Computer

Following in the foot steps of Samsung’s Galaxy S series Android-powered lineup which swiftly made its way to T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless, Samsung has revealed that its iPad competitor will also blitz the four major U.S. wireless carriers in plenty of time to end up under your Christmas tree (or Hanukah bush). The Samsung Galaxy Tab is widely expected to begin shipping in the next several weeks.

Wirefly pricing and carrier data plan details have not yet been announced, but the luscious specs of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab are officially outed. The Tab will run Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo), and will be powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. The device will tout a 7-inch TFT LCD WSVGA display that measures in at 2.7-inches smaller than that of the iPad, but helps render the Tab supremely portable and able to be clutched by one hand.

Optimized for on-the-go-entertainment, the Tab will provide up to seven hours of continuous video playback and offer 16GB of on-board storage space — and if that’s not enough for you, the Tab supports up to a 32GB microSD card. Android 2.2 Froyo delivers support for Adobe Flash 10.1 for mobile Flash movie watching, and the Tab will come with a car dock for supersize GPS navigation capabilities.

The Galaxy Tab is equipped with a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calling and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and an LED flash. Samsung’s answer to the iPad will offer WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and also support mobile hotspot capabilities for wirelessly sharing its mobile internet connection with multiple WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously.

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2 Responses to “Samsung Tab Bound for all Four Major U.S. Carriers”

  • Denise Jones
    October 24, 2010

    I have been reading the reviews on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and I cannot wait until it arrives so that I can buy it. Since it is half the size of the IPAD, it cannot cost the same price because it is 1/3 smaller than the device.

    I like the many features that it has: the two cameras (one on the front and one on the back) the access to wifi and/or 3G. Like the previous person, I already have a phone and will only use it to surf the internet, read email and books. This will be a wonderful tablet to use for on the go. Please let me know when and where it can be purchased.

  • Joseph Harrell
    September 21, 2010

    So when will I be able to get the Samsung Tablet through wirefly for my ATT acount and cost, and will I still need a cell phone for making voice calls are can I use the Tablet with a blue tooth ear piecse. I would like to be the first person to get two of them. This is because I work 90 hours aweek and do not see my 2 year old girl that much. This would be a great way that my wife and daughter can call me and I can see them. This is going to change peoples lives. HELP ME

    Thanks Joseph Harrell

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