The ever popular Samsung Galaxy Tab has been available from various carriers for a while now. But not everyone needs another device with a monthly carrier charge associated with it. In my case, I already pay for internet access on my phone and at home and I don’t really want to pay another bill for accessing the internet. Both my phone and home accounts have plenty of bandwidth that I never use, so why buy another plan when I could just share what I already have.
Enter the latest release in the Samsung Galaxy Tab line – WiFi only!! With this, you’ll get all the Tab love you need without the extra monthly bill and without the extra cost for the 3G radio in a device that you’ll never use!
The WiFi only Tab features Android 2.2, front and rear cameras (1.3MP / 3.0MP), 4000 mAh lithium ion battery, 1GHz Cortex Hummingbird CPU, 7-inch WSVGA display with 600×1024 resolution, 16GB internal storage expandable by MicroSD card, and weighing in at 13.58 ounces. The only difference according to the Samsung website (besides the lack of 3G radio) is in the width of the device. The WiFi only version is listed as 7.48 x 4.74 x 0.47 inches – and the 3G version is listed as 7.48 x 4.76 x 0.47 inches. Based on these specs, the WiFi only unit a hair more narrow by 0.02 inches. I ‘m guessing that this is a mistake in measuring and that the devices will actually be the exact same dimensions.
The WiFi only Tab is expected to be available starting early next week from online and your local retailers for just $349.