02
Sep
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The long awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab is now official. After finally getting revealed at the IFA 2010 conference just about an hour ago, all proverbial cats are finally out of their proverbial bags. While those members of the press who are actually present on location are playing with display units (unfortunately, that doesn't include us, this time), the rest of us can browse around the official Galaxy Tab site which Samsung launched following the announcement.

Site

The site is jam-packed full of well designed content - you will find:

  • an interactive Tab presentation,
  • a 360 degree model,
  • videos,
  • wallpapers,
  • specs,
  • and accessories.

Specs

Speaking of the specs, we finally have the official word:

  • Networks:
    • 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
    • 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • OS: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Display: 7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
  • Processor: Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
  • Cameras:
    • 3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash
    • 1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony
  • Android Market™ and Samsung Apps for more applications and contents Readers Hub, Media Hub* , Music Hub*, Social Hub
    *Availability will be decided by market preference.
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
  • Full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget Connectivity
  • 30 pin connector
  • WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth® 3.0
  • Sensors: Gyroscope sensor, Geo-magnetic sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor
  • Memory: 16G / 32G internal memory with up to 32G external memory slot
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Size: 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
  • Battery: 4,000mAh (7 hour movie play)

Off you go now - see the site for yourself and decide whether you will be picking one of these bad boys up when they come out in mid-September (in Europe) and the upcoming months for the rest of the world.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • http://www.myspace.com/anamnesia Anamnesia

    Odd that it's TFT from the company that renowned for it's superior AMOLED...

    • Isaac

      Narwhale is totally correct. An AMOLED screen of this size would be extremely expensive. LCD screens had the same problem when they were new. If there's a 1/5000 chance (an example number, I don't actually know what the real number is) that any pixel will be dead, the chances of making a perfect screen drop dramatically beyond a certain size. As the technology matures and the success rate improves, big screens will become economical to produce.

  • Narwhale

    Anamnesia, considering how hard it is for them to keep < 4.3" AMOLEDs in supply, it's not at all surprising that this large screen is not AMOLED. I'm not sure such screens even exist.

  • GEORGE

    Samsung is one of the best leading companies in the world of technology today, and has from the onset has been my fevourite till date. Im in mad love with all its products,and will always be. Thumbs up to you samsung, you are the best of the best. Im gonna go try get my own samsung galaxy II.