Samsung announced on its press conference yesterday that the mobile and portable Android-running Samsung Galaxy Tab are coming to all four major US carriers this holiday.
Samsung and the service providers – AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Verizon Wireless Inc. – haven’t provided any information regarding the pricing and release dates for iPad-like tablet. However, as expected, the tablet PC price will differ from carrier to carrier.
Verizon Wireless made a statement that they will start selling the tablet pc/mobile phone “in the coming weeks,” and Sprint also said that they’ll start marketing “this fall.” On the other hand, AT&T and T-Mobile said they are planning to sell it this holiday shopping season.
The new 7-inch Android tablet is designed to compete with the Apple iPad. The Galaxy Tab comes with a front (1.3 MP) and back (3.0 MP) facing camera for video conferencing, something that the Apple tablet PC lacks. The Galaxy Tab also has a capability to play Flash video from the Web, which the iPad can’t. The device also comes with 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 16 GB of internal memory, and about 7 hours of battery life with the 4,000 mAh battery.
Samsung also announced that a Wi-Fi only version WOULD be available in the near future.