The Galaxy Tab
just won't go away. If there were ever a tablet poised to take over for the iPad, it's this one. Samsung's Android 2.2 tablet
has received more attention
than any other slate (besides the iPad, of course), and it's mostly due to Samsung shaping it for sale on the four major U.S. carriers. But now, even those who are living in areas too rural to be readily served by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile also have an option.
US Cellular was chosen today as the fifth carrier to sell the Tab in America, offering yet another CDMA Galaxy Tab option. The specifications will all remain the same, but what will really make or break this offer is the price. Neither US Cellular nor Samsung have come forward with a ship date and a price. The other Tab units should ship by mid-November across the other four carriers, which means that US Cellular shouldn't be too far behind. Recently, USCC picked up their own Galaxy S smartphone, so it's obvious this relationship with Samsung is growing. For a small, regional carrier to get a huge tablet like this speaks volumes about just how popular slates have become over the past year.
Now we wait and see if they price it right.
Samsung Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Tab™ with U.S.
Mobile tablet will feature 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2™ platform,
Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 and front and rear-facing cameras for video
DALLAS – October 28, 2010 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung
Mobile)1, the No.1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. today announced the
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ with U.S. Cellular®. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is
designed for people who want a premium mobile entertainment experience
on the go, but don't want to be weighed down by a bulky device. Weighing
only 13 ounces and 12 millimeters thin, the Galaxy Tab fits
conveniently in a pocket or purse.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display
screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics
and smooth Web browsing and 1.3 megapixel front and 3 megapixel
rear-facing cameras and is powered by Android 2.2™, including full
support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1.
Just like Samsung's Galaxy S™ smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes
Samsung's Social Hub application, which syncs a users 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.
Services like Google Maps™ Navigation (Beta) and Google Goggles are
available on Google's Android platform. With useful location-based
services like Google Maps™, 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.
* 7-inch enhanced TFT display with WSVGA resolution – Offers brighter
colors and clearer pictures and delivers 1024 x 600 resolution whether
watching a movie or reading a book
* Rear-facing, 3MP camera and camcorder – AutoFocus captures DVD quality
* Front-facing, 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder – Enables video chat
with other people who have video conferencing capabilities (applications
available in Android Market™).
· Corporate Email – Supports Android 2.2 Exchange ActiveSync
e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from
office e-mail accounts
· Wi-Fi® connectivity (802.11 b/g/n) and Wireless Hotspot
· Built-in 2 GB internal memory with 16 GB pre-installed
microSD™ expandable to 32 GB
· 4,000 mAh Battery – Provides ample power to watch movies,
share content and surf the Web
· Ultra thin at 12 millimeters and weighing 13 ounces – For
users who don't want to be weighed down by adding a mobile tablet to
their pocket or purse
* Samsung Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar
sync, which allows users to send and receive daily activities, whether
it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages
· Customizable touch screen menu with drag-and-drop widgets
For additional information about the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit