Samsung Galaxy S Tab Launching from AT&T on November 21
The new Galaxy S Tab from Samsung will be launching at AT&T on November 21st according to a source at the company. BGR’s AT&T source is most likely correct, since the Tab really needs to start hitting stores. Even the BlackBerry PlayBook has managed to generate more buzz around it lately and it isn’t due until sometime next year.
The Official Specs of the Galaxy S Tab:
- OS: Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’
- Size (HxWxD): 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
- Display: 7” TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
- Processor: Cortex A8 1.0GHz with PowerVR SGX540 (graphics acceleration)
- RAM: 512MB
- Cameras: 3 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calling
- Goodies: Adobe Flash 10.1 player support, full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget
- Network: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA7.2 Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- Connectivity: microSD, WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0
- Storage: 16GB / 32GB internal memory and up to 32GB microSD card support
- Battery: 4,000mAh (projected 7 hour movie playback)
The full specs whet your appetite? The Galaxy Tab does look like it’ll give the iPad a run for its money. The Blackberry PlayBook comes out next year, as does HP’s PalmPad. A lot of Android tablets are going to flood the market, but Samsung, HTC and Motorola have already positioned themselves as the makers of the hardware that runs Android.
The expected price for the Galaxy S Tab without a carrier subsidy is $649, which is not out of line with Apple’s 3G enabled iPad. I even have high hopes for the 7” screen form factor that Samsung chose to go with. We’ll see how popular this is once everyone gets their hands on one (or steals borrows one from a friend or family member).
What do you think? The Tab priced a little too high? Do we need to know how much this will cost with AT&T footing part of the bill? Think Android tablets need some testing before you will be ready to plop down more than half a grand for one? And what about Google Chrome OS? You know, the one that Google really wants tablets and netbooks to eventually run. Has Google shot itself in the foot by making Android just too good for manufactures to pass up? Let me know in the comments guys and girls!rumor, tablet, launch, Samsung Galaxy S Tab