Samsung Makes the Galaxy Tab Official

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After last weeks pre-announcement that they plan to announce the Tab, Samsung followed through with their promise and announced the Galaxy Tab at IFA 2010. The Galaxy Tab is a 7 inch tablet running Android 2.2. It’s powered by a 1GHz processor, 4,000mAh battery that’s rated for 7 hours of movie playback, a 3.0 megapixel camera, HSUPA of 5.76 Mbps / HSDPA of 7.2Mbps, and support for a/b/g/n WiFi protocols.

It’s sleek and sexy and looks an awful lot like the Galaxy S series of Smartphones that have been hitting carriers around the world as of late – except for the large 7 inch screen, of course. ;)  CoolSmartphone is reporting that pricing for the 16GB version will be £679.99 – or about $1,000 US. While I really like what the Tab brings to the table, I’m not sure it’s worth a $1,000 – especially when the 16GB iPad with WiFi and 3G support is selling for $629 US. I don’t mind paying more, but there has to be something to justify the extra $400! Vodafone will be offering the Tab starting in October. It will be interesting to see how well it sells at that price point.

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The Tab looks very cool, but I’m still partial to the Compaq Airlife 100 from HP. There’s something about having a physical keyboard available when I need it. I wonder if that will be making it’s way to North America anytime soon.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

  • http://www.gadgetorama.com Jerome

    Mike, Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Canada “sometime this year” according to a Samsung Canada spokesperson.

  • http://www.MobileJaw.com Mike Temporale

    @Jerome – “sometime this year”? Well, I guess that’s not too bad, given that it’s now September. I just hope they don’t kill it by pricing it too high.

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    Samsung Makes the Galaxy Tab Official – http://tinyurl.com/26lcedz

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    Samsung Makes the Galaxy Tab Official – http://tinyurl.com/2a2z8xe