Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab

Samsung has released details of their Galaxy Tab Android-based tablet. The specs include:

  • Cortex A8 1 GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 16GB/32GB memory
  • MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive touch screen
  • Full HD (1080p) video player and recorder (720 x 480) @ 3ofps
  • Video support for DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more.
  • Front (1.3 MP)and rear (3 MP) facing cameras
  • 3G HSPA connectivity
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS

This is serious Android tablet. It has all my must-haves:

  • Latest Android OS (2.2)
  • Capacitive-touch screen
  • Powerful processor
  • Plenty of memory

It also has a nice list of accessories out of the gate:

  • Keyboard dock
  • Case options
  • TV out (though not HDMI)

Two words come to mind: “I Want”. It will be interesting to see where this lands. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Verizon version. You can see a video of it after the jump.

See more info on their press release: Press release.

5 thoughts on “Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab”

  1. Thanks Bryan,
    I have been keeping my eye on the upcoming Android tablets and they look promising. This one, however, seems to be on the small side for what I was expecting. It will be interesting to see it in person I suppose but I will probably lean towards something in the 9″-10″ range.

  2. They did mention it was the first, implying there would be more in the line. I would tend to agree with you that I would like a bigger one, but this is a good form-factor to compete with e-book readers like the Sony, Kindle, and Nook.

  3. Any bigger, and it will be much too heavy to hold comfortably unsupported for long. At under 14oz, the Samsung Tab should be light enough to hold in your hands.

  4. Presently, I have an iPad. While I love the device, for extended periods, it does get tiring holding it. This seems like a great size and weight.

    We’ll see how it works in the field.

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