The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an oldie but goodie. If anyone was holding out on buying a tablet, now might finally be the time to pick one up. Beginning on April 10th the Galaxy Tab will be on sale for $349.99. Again, this is the Wi-Fi only edition, but honestly in my opinion that is really all anyone would ever need. Nothing besides the price has changed on this device. You are still looking at a 7-inch screen, 1024 x 600 resolution running Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) while shooting with a 3 megapixel camera in rear and a 1.3 megapixel on the front. It also comes with an internal storage capacity of 32 GB and is toting Adobe Flash Player 10.1.
This really was a pretty nice device. It may not compete with the Motorola Xoom, but the price sounds right to me. Is there a tablet you're waiting for the price to drop on? Will the new price of the Galaxy Tab send you to the store to pick one up? Let us know.
Below you will find the press release from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Tabâ„¢ Available for Purchase at Multiple Retail Stores and Online Outlets
Consumers receive chance to purchase WiFi-only version of Samsung's award-winning Androidâ„¢ platform mobile tablet
DALLAS, April 6, 2011â€”Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., announced today that several retail stores and Web sites will carry the WiFi-only SamsungGalaxy Tabâ„¢ by April 10, offering customers the opportunity to buy this powerful and compact mobile tablet for $349.99. Consumers can visit http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab for a complete list of retail outlets selling the WiFi Galaxy Tab.
The Galaxy Tab is powered by the Androidâ„¢ 2.2 platform and has a 7-inch TFT display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The super-light and sleek device weighs just 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a pocket or purse. The Galaxy Tab includes 32 GBof internal storage and offers microSD expansion to allow for up to 32 GB of additional storage.
"We are excited to have the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab join our growing portfolio of Galaxy-branded devices," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. "The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first truly mobile tablet on the market, allowing users to comfortably hold the device in one hand while typing or navigating the Web with the other."
Outstanding Entertainment Options
The Galaxy Tab supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to deliver an enhanced content experience and allow users to engage with thousands of sites with rich Adobe Flash Player compatible applications and content including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. Plus, the device is designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go, and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.
In addition, the Galaxy Tab includes access to Media Hub, Samsung's own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. The biggest and best names in entertainment, including CBS, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. provide new release movies, next day TV episodes and full TV show seasons to the robust Media Hub library. Media Hub also promotes content sharing, including the ability to send purchased films and TV programming to as many as five devices that carry the Media Hub application.
Google Services & Social Hub
Services like Google Mapsâ„¢ Navigation and Google Goggles are available on Google's Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Mapsâ„¢, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. Google Gogglesâ„¢ is a powerful, visual search tool that uses the Samsung GALAXY Tab's camera to uncover information - an image of a landmark or artwork is automatically used to perform a search, delivering relevant content like a description or history. In addition, with a camera, users can enjoy various augmented reality services which are downloadable in the application market. Plus, Galaxy Tab users have full access to more than 150,000 applications available for download from the Android Marketâ„¢.
The Galaxy Tab keep users organized and connected with Samsung's Social Hub application. Social Hub works with the user's Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization.
Samsung Galaxy Product Portfolio
The WiFi Galaxy Tab joins other popular products under the premium Samsung Galaxy brand, including the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy 8.9, Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0 and the portfolio of Galaxy S smartphones.