Samsung Announces Wi-Fi Only Galaxy Tablet

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one hot device that features a 1024 x 600 capacitive screen, a 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2, full Adobe Flash support, dual cameras and support for 32 GB of storage. And until now, you could only get the tablet with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. And although it's proved to be popular wth consumers, many have been hoping for a Wi-Fi only version.

That wait is now over.

Samsung announced at CES that they will be releasing a Wi-Fi only version of their popular Android tablet, which is great news for consumers who don't want to mess with having to add a data plan.

Samsung says that the device will be available in the first quarter of 2011, but so far, no price point has been set. Although with prices of the Galaxy Tab falling, it seems reasonable to think that it will affordable enough to attract people who might otherwise be purchasing a budget tablet.

Here are a few quotes from Samsung's press release:

LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available for purchase in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2011.

The Galaxy Tab runs on Androidâ„¢ 2.2 (Froyo) and features a 7-inch TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution. The lightweight and sleek device weighs only 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a jacket pocket or purse. . The Galaxy Tab includes16GB of internal storage and has microSD expansion for up to 32 GB of additional storage. The Tab also supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to deliver an enhanced content experience with access to thousands of Web sites packed with complex Flash-based applications and content. The Galaxy Tab's Flash content support includes games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. The Galaxy Tab is also designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go, as well as a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.

"Samsung has always taken great pride in giving consumers the most choices when deciding which mobile device to make their own," said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. "The Galaxy Tab's compact and convenient design makes this device a true mobile tablet perfect for watching a movie, video chat, reading e-book content or emailing while on-the-move or relaxing at your home or office. We're very excited that the Galaxy Tab recently passed the 1.5 million global shipments milestone."

Read the full release here.

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