The Wi-Fi ony version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab has been in the making for sometime now. However, now we know for sure the 7 inch Android Froyo tablet will get to see the light of day as early as this weekend itself, April 10 to be precise. Price for the tablet is also a pocket friendly $349.99 though many might have expected it to be slightly more cheaper. Right now, the only way to have the Galaxy Tab really cheap is to sing up for long term carrier contracts.
However, as of now, this is the amount they will need to have if they’d like to carry home the 32 GB Galaxy Tab in a sim free state. To begin with, the tablet can be seen with the retailers CompUSA, TigerDirect and Circuit City though there will be many more addition to that list soon. Everything else with the tablet remains the same and its the same Samsung tablet that it had launched earlier, but with the 3G functionality ripped off.
So there still will be the 3 mp and 1.3 camera built into the rear and the front of the device, the same 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display along with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. However, as with everything else, the tablet operating system also remains the same at Android 2.2 Froyo. Its the last bit that might be the only thing that prospective buyers of the tablet might not be too fond of. More so since Samsung is yet to come out with a definitive roadmap spelling out the upgrade to the tablet specific Honeycomb for the Galaxy Tab. In fact, it is this that might turn out to be the deciding factor when the HTC Flyer comes out with the Honeycomb version. The Galaxy Tab till now can be considered the leader in the 7 inch segment of tablets but Samsung will have to do quite a few things if it’d like it that way.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email