Now the tablet in question is the SMT-I9100 and it shares some commonality with the Galaxy Tab. The SMT-I9100 is also in the 7 inch category of tablets and is one more to run Android 2.2 Froyo. The RAM strength is at 512 MB, which is exactly what the Galaxy Tab has under its hood. However, the SMT-I9100 does not include a front-facing camera. In fact many believe the new SMT-I9100 to be nothing more than a stripped down version of the hugely popular Galaxy Tab, though opinions are divided as to which of the two is better looking.
Specs wise, the SMT-I9100 has its own story to relate. Like its got a 1024 x 600 pixel 7 inch WSVGA display, 4GB of flash storage, microSD card slot that will support memory expansion of up to 32GB, Bluetooth 2.1 along with Wi-Fi b/g/n and so on. The SMT-I9100 is in fact a Wi-Fi only tablet with no 3G, not even as an optional extra.
The tablet has a battery life of just 2 hours along with a stand by time of 12 hours. The user interface of the SMT-I9100 tablet is Ocean Observation and not TouchWiz that does duty on the Galaxy Tab.
The tablet is reported to be introduced in the Japanese market by domestic carrier KDDI and is likely to reach market during the same time the Galaxy Tab will be released. That’s going to be happen sometime during the early part of next year, while NTT DoCoMo will be doing the honors.
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