Samsung recently launched Galaxy Tab, its first tablet device in India. The Android powered device will be soon available on the airwaves of SingTel in Singapore and US Cellular in the U.S. SingTel has pre-loaded some useful apps for its subscribers such as the De!ite app which allows users to buy and read magazines, Roam Track app which tracks overseas mobile roaming charges and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display with 1024Ã—600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 operating system, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz Cortex A8 application processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, A-GPS, 4000mAH battery and more.
US Cellular hasn’t announced the price and availability of this device yet. SingTel will sell the powerful Galaxy Tab from November 13 for SG$998 without any contract and it will be available on SingTel’s 3G Flexi plans that start from SG$39.
Samsung today launched its first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in India. This device is powered by Android 2.2 (FroYo) Operating System. India is one of the first three markets where in the world where the Galaxy Tab is being launched. Samsung Galaxy Tab has been customized to meet the needs of Indian consumers in terms of its applications.
“The Samsung Galaxy tab is a leading example of digital convergence .It is set to change the lifestyle of our Indian consumers the way they work, they play, the way they spend their time at home and the way they carry their world with them. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy tab today marks the beginning of a new era in communication,” said Mr. B D Park, Director, Samsung India.
“The Samsung GALAXY Tab has made rich communication truly mobile; it presents a level of converged technology that moves beyond mobile or PC to an entirely new category. Users have new powers to consume, create and communicate from wherever they are,” states Mr. Ranjit Yadav , Director-Mobile & IT.
Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display with 1024Ã—600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 operating system, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz Cortex A8 application processor, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 4000mAH battery and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a price tag of Rs.38,000. Leading Indian operators like Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Tata Docomo and RCom are soon expected to announce exciting offers and data plans with the Galaxy Tab. This powerful device will be available in India from November 10.
The folks over at CellPassion have apparently received an invitation from Samsung for an upcoming press conference to be held by them on October 29. The Invite says “let’s tabâ€¦.let’s talk”. From this tag line, it is pretty clear that Samsung will be unveiling their latest creation the Samsung Galaxy Tab in India.
The Galaxy Tab sports a 7-inch S-LCD screen made of Gorilla glass with a resolution of 1024×600. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM and 8/16GB of internal memory. The Tab runs on Android 2.2 with TouchWIZ 3.0 UI on top of it.
Rumors suggest that Samsung will be pricing the Galaxy Tab at around Rs. 40,000. It will be interesting to see if Samsung launches a subsidized carrier version of the Galaxy Tab with some packaged data plans in India.
Since at its rumored price the Galaxy Tab will be priced higher than the iPad, I doubt the Galaxy Tab will find many takers.
Today, in a press release Sprint has officially confirmed that they will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 14th in the U.S. Interested users can already pre-order their Galaxy Tab from here. Sprint has priced the Galaxy Tab at $399.99 with a two-year 3G mobile broadband plan.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab sports a 7-inch S-LCD with a resolution of 1024×600. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX540 to handle the graphics department.The tablet also sports the usual GPS, WiFi n, Bluetooth 3.0, 2gb of on board memory and a 400mAh in built battery.
The Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2 with the TouchWIZ 3.0 on top of it. Sprint customers will be offered two 3G plans to suffice all their Internet needs on the tablet a $29.99 one and $59.99 one. The cheaper plan will have a 2GB data limit with unlimited messaging, while the latter will have 5GB of data limit with unlimited messaging.
Other network operators in the U.S. are also expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Tab soon.
Samsung announced the highly anticipated Galaxy Tab few days ago. However, what the company did not announce was the pricing of the device. Rumors are floating around on the Internet about the pricing of the device. The specification of the Galaxy Tab looks very promising and its success now solely depends on its price. It is very important for Samsung to price the device right. Now time for the bad news.
Slashgear managed to get their hands on a screenshot of the pricing detail of the unlocked Galaxy Tab from Amazon and things looks pretty bad. From the leaked screenshot, it looks like the unlocked Galaxy Tab will be priced at Euros 799 or $1000. Now that is definitely way too much for a tablet I or for that matter anyone else would like to shell out. Rumors also suggest that the subsidized version of the Galaxy Tab will cost anywhere between $200-$400 which definitely hits the sweet spot for me.
Hopefully, Samsung will work closely with network operators to subsidize the price of the Galaxy Tab. Otherwise, I doubt the Galaxy Tab will be an iPad killer as many people had hoped for.
The Galaxy Tab was the only device showcased by Samsung at the IFA 2010. However, some bloggers managed to catch the unannounced Samsung I5510 in action at the Vodafone booth in IFA. The I5510 features a four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and runs on Android 2.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 on top of it. Apparently, the device will feature 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0. The handset will also sport a 3.5mm jack and a microUSB port. The back of the handset also sports a 5MP camera.
As of now no more details about the handset is available. At the time of its launch the Samsung I5510 will be available exclusively on the Vodafone network. The device is expected to cost around 200 Euros at the time of its launch. From the pictures of the device, it looks like a mid-end Android handset and will be a worthy addition to the Galaxy line-up of Android devices from Samsung.
After numerous leaks, Samsung have today officially announced the Galaxy Tab at the IFA 2010 conference. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will feature a 7-inch screen with WSVGA (1024×600) resolution. The tablet will be powered by a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and the PowerVR SGX540 will handle the graphics department. The device also packs in 512MB of RAM and a microSD card slot.
The device will also support GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA and HSDPA. Users can make phone calls from the Galaxy Tab but the device does not feature a earphone. It only sports a microphone and a speakerphone. The usual Wi-Fi n, Bluetooth 3.0 and DLNA are also present. The front of the device houses a 1.3MP camera for video calling while the back sports a 3MP camera with Auto-Focus and an LED flash. The Galaxy Tab weighs in at 380grams thanks to its plastic body.
The Tab will run on Android OS 2.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 on top of it. It will also feature an iPad-like 30pin connector. The device is capable of playing back 1080p HD videos. The 4000mAh battery of the device can power it for up to 7 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants. The Tab will be launched in Europe in mid-September and will hit various other regions of this world by the end of the year.
Here is the link to the press release.
The folks over at Electronista managed to shoot a video of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in live testing in Sydney. The Galaxy Tab was caught in a train in the hands of a guy who apparently works for some telecommunication company. The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch screen with 3G capability, as the video confirms. When the person using the Galaxy Tab was enquired about the device, he only said that the device was awesomeand mentioned that it was quite differentfrom the Apple iPad.
As seen from the above video, the device seems to have a very responsive UI. This indicates that the Galaxy Tab will feature the same 1 GHz Hummingbird processor which currently powers the Samsung Galaxy S. The responsive UI may also indicate that the device is running Android 2.2. The public testing of the Galaxy Tab suggests that the device is pretty close to its launch.
I guess Samsung must be busy applying the final touches to the UI of the Tab, and talking to various network providers for subsidizing the price of the tablet with a 3G contract.