Samsung today announced at an event in New York that its Galaxy Tab is headed to a number of US carriers. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will all offer the tablet in the next couple of months. Samsung Canada also confirmed that it was headed to both Bell Mobility and Rogers Wireless later this year.
“The addition of Galaxy Tab to the Galaxy product portfolio is a powerful proof point of Samsung’s commitment to bring new and innovative mobile experiences to Canadian consumers,” said Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile Canada. “The 7-inch display and thin, lightweight design, combined with premium content and productivity tools makes the Galaxy Tab a true mobile tablet that is as comfortable to use standing on a crowded train as it is relaxing on the couch at home.”
Samsung GALAXY Tab specifications:
- Processor: 1GHz Cortex A8 with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- Operating system: Google Android 2.2
- Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSUPA/HSDPA
- Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA
- Input: Software keyboard
- Display: 7-inch LCD touchscreen WSVGA display
- Memory: 512MB RAM
- Storage: 16GB or 32GB options / microSD cards up to 32GB
- Camera: Front-facing 1.3MP webcam / rear-facing 3MP with auto-focus and flash
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Dimensions / Weight: 190.1 by 120.5 by 12 millimeters / 380 grams
Samsung also revealed that many Android applications will scale to the Tab’s 1024×600 display. Non-scalable applications will be framed and centered on the screen at an 800×400 resolution.
Individual carriers will reveal specific pricing and availability details.