Samsung announced that it will soon launch a new WiFi only version of its Galaxy Tab on April 10th. The tablet will be powered by Android 2.2 and will come with a 7-inch TFT display capable of 1024×768 resolution. It’ll pack 32GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot capable of supporting up to 32GB of additional storage. All that storage is accessible while on-the-go since the tablet is only 12 millimeters thick, weighs only 13 ounces and can easily fit in a pocket or purse.
We looked at the Galaxy Tab in the past and found it to be a good tablet, with some problems. It hasn’t encountered the same sort of problems we’ve seen hit the Xoom, but it hasn’t gotten the same sort of praise lavished on the iPad and, now, the iPad 2.
One thing that the Galaxy Tab will have over Apple’s iPad is that it will support Adobe Flash Player 10.1. There are cool perks like search-by-voice function and Google Goggles which is a visual search tool which can utilize pictures to find other relevant content online. If it’s entertainment you are looking for then you might like Media Hub, Samsung’s content service which includes films and television programs for rent or purchase.
And of course the big news today is that the Galaxy Tab will be available without 3G. That means a more affordable device, no contracts, and no need to buy it through a carrier if you don’t want to. This change will drop the price of the 7-inch tablet down to a reasonable $349.99, considerably less then the $500 16GB iPad 2. The tablet should be available on Sunday.
It’s good news for Android fans, but we’re still more excited about the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well as Samsung’s iPod touch competitors, the Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0.
Read more at Samsung’s press release.
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