No matter how hard Apple might be trying to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab out of the tablet scene, the Android tablet manages to be in the reckoning each time. For instance, there is a new version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that has come to the fore. The new Galaxy Tab has been designed to support T-Mobile bands and tablet has already made it past the FCC. All the while the seemingly never ending drama of injunctions and court appeals centered around the Samsung tablet continues to hog the limelight. You will only be able to pick up the Verizon 4G LTE model and the Wi-Fi only model from T-Mobile. More will be flowing into T-Mobile soon.
The Samsung tablet as of now can be identified by the label SGH-T859. However, if one looks at the physical aspects of the device, it would be evident that it is none other than the now familiar Galaxy Tab 10.1. The specifications of the device goes like this: support for 1700 MHz AWS bands as well as the 850 and 1900 GSM bands. It also has the EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA features built into it. But then again, in the absence of any specific branding or any official statement from either T-Mobile or Samsung, it still won’t be completely safe to bet on the tablet being a version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
In any case, the emergence of a T-Mobile labeled Galaxy Tab 10.1 presents some interesting scenarios. For the telecom company itself faces the possibility of a merger with AT&T, for which a $39 billion dollar deal is being discussed right now. Then the Galaxy Tab 10.1 itself in the midst of a court case with the next hearing slated to take place in the summer (July) of 2012. With that being some time away, what seems certain is that the Honeycomb tablet will continue its good run at the market as its makers claim.
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