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Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming Soon to a Carrier Near You

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Not content to simply provide a phone on all the major US carriers, Samsung will soon release its new Galaxy tab across the board as well. It is scheduled to launch in time for the holidays this year.

The Galaxy Tab will launch on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. According to Samsung, there will be no voice capabilities on the models currently being announced. Samsung has mentioned a line of tablets coming in the future, so voice might be available eventually. Using Qik you can do video calls though with the current version. There may be a Wi-Fi-only version coming in time for the holidays as well.

Here are the specs:

  • Android 2.2
  • 1GHz Hummingbird Processor
  • 7″ WSVGA Touch-Screen
  • 3MP Rear-Facing Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash, 1.3MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Gyro/Accelerometer
  • 16GB or 32GB on-board memory, expandable external memory to 32GB, 512MB RAM
  • Samsung Apps/Android Market
  • Social Hub (for SMS, Email, IM, Calenders & more)
  • Flash 10.1 Support
  • Swype

At 7″, Samsung is claiming this device fits in a pant or jacket pocket. Dell offered similar capability with its 5″ Streak. I am not sure how comfortable a 7″ device would be. With all eyes on the iPad, it is interesting that Samsung went with 7″ for its first tablet. It fits exactly between the iPad and the Dell Streak. I think it would have been better to start with 9 or 10 inches. In theory a bigger one will follow soon after, so it is likely that a larger screen is on its way.

Samsung seems to be vacillating between processor descriptions. On some sites it calls the processor a Hummingbird, and on others a Cortex A8. If you were confused by the alternate listings, the Hummingbird is based on the Cortex A8 architecture.

The Galaxy Tab will be available in Europe this month, and in the US this fall. There is no word on pricing, as Samsung is letting the carriers determine and announce the price.

What do you think? Are you itching for a 7″ tablet? Let me know in the comments.