An updated version of Samsung Galaxy Tab is perhaps not the first thing visitors to the CES 2011 had expected, if not the last. The Galaxy Tab had gone on sale not too long ago amid much fan fare. The tablet too is well received and its makers are expecting further brisk sales post a much needed price revision that has made the 7 inch Android tablet all the more affordable. However, while there always was news of Samsung being in the process of developing a few more tablet PCs, it indeed is a surprise to find out a thoroughly upgraded Galaxy Tab was also in their scheme of things.
Anyway, things like upgradations, advancements or the launch of completely new devices can never be a reason to complain and the same applies to the new Galaxy Tab that broke cover at the CES. This comes on the back of the earlier news of a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab to be released soon. And now, the upgraded Galaxy Tab is on the anvil with Verizon being the carrier partner. The new Galaxy Tab, as part of its enhancement package packs in a LTE modem while being compatible with Verizon’s existing 3G network. The new Galaxy Tab will be a 4G LTE model that will be supported on Verizon’s new 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
Speaking of the Galaxy Tab, Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless said: “The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab takes full advantage of Android 2.2 to deliver a blazingly fast experience for customers.” He further added: “The 4G LTE-Samsung Galaxy Tab pairs Samsung’s advanced technology with the power of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, so that customers can leap into the future of the mobile multimedia experience.”
These apart, the Samsung tablet now sports a 1.2 GHz processor and 5 megapixel camera, definitely a healthy improvement over the original 1 GHz processor and 3 megapixel camera.
Price and release date have been kept a secret till now while everything else of the tablet remains much the same.
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