The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been making headlines almost everyday for the last few days and it’s back this time with news that it’s teaming up with Verizon as its official service provider in the US. Verizon is the second largest wireless service provider in the United States and has always been keen to have its presence registered in the tablet segment. And what better way to do that than to have under its folds the Galaxy Tab, a device that the detractors of the Apple iPad finally feel they have something they can pin their hopes on.
The other wireless provider that was also in the race is Sprint, though Verizon seems to have won the first round. The choice of Verizon should not come as a surprise since there is Android in the scheme of things and it’s no secret that Google and Verizon share close business ties. However, that also does not rule out Sprint, as it might still have something to cheer about since everything is still in its formative stages and nothing has yet been confirmed.
About the tablet itself, we know the Galaxy Tab will have a 1.3GHz processor on the other side of the 7 inch touchscreen and will run the latest Android 2.2 Froyo. However, what isn’t confirmed is whether the 7-inch display is Super AMOLED, though it is this technology that might be seen occupying pride of place on the final spec sheet.
Again, we will have to defer things till the 2nd of September, by which time we hope to have everything sorted out.
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