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Jan
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If you like red, and you like Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, then this may just be the best Monday you'll have all week. Why? Because Samsung just unveiled a Special Edition Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in – wait for it – Garnet Red. Exciting stuff, I know.

Garnet Red Galaxy Tab 

So, what's new with this Tab? Aside from the color, nothing. Nothing at all. Under that shiny red exterior, it's the same Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 that we've all come to know and love – or at least kinda like – over the last nine months.

  • 7" 1024x600 TFT display
  • 1GHz dual-core TI processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 3.2MP rear shooter, VGA front camera
  • 0.41" x 4.8" x 7.6", 0.76lbs.
  • Android 4.1 with Touchwiz UX

This limited edition Tab 2 7.0 will be available at "participating retailers" starting this week, and will set you back $220, which also includes a matching case.

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., January 28, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced that a new Garnet Red Edition of the powerful Galaxy Tab® 2 7.0 will be available for a limited time, beginning this week from participating retailers.

The new Galaxy Tab 2  7.0, preloaded with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, showcases Samsung’s commitment to providing users with choice, portability and entertainment. This limited edition version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is competitively priced at $219.99 and also includes a matching Garnet Red case ($50 value) at no additional cost.

A stylish choice perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion

The Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 was created for consumers who want to stay connected and entertained on-the-go, and are seeking a unique color offering.

“This new eye-catching version of the Galaxy Tab 2 offers endless entertainment in the palm of your hand, while the stylish Garnet Red look will set you apart from the crowd,” said Michael Abary, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “The Garnet Red version of the Galaxy® S III has been incredibly well-received, so we are happy to make the same brilliant color available for our Galaxy Tab 2 as well.”

A compact 7” powerhouse that’s smart and easy to use

The Galaxy Tab 2 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android Jelly Bean, and features an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.

The tablet offer endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping users to easily find their favorite shows and change the channel directly from the tablet. Users can choose from hundreds of thousands of apps or access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.

The new Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 will be available while supplies last, from Walmart, Amazon.com, Office Depot, Fry’s, Tiger Direct, Toys“R”Us and other fine retailers. 

It features a 7” TFT display and measures 0.41” x 4.8” x 7.6”. Weight including battery is 0.76 lbs and it features a built-in microSD slot supports up to 32 GB of additional storage. Connectivity includes WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 host, and integrated IR for home theater control.

A choice for every consumer

In addition to this new version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Samsung continues to offer the Galaxy Tab 2 in classic black or white in both 10.1 and 7.0 sizes. As well, the award-winning Galaxy Note 10.1 with integrated S-pen is available in black or white as well.

More information can be found at www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics America

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for information.

© 2013 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung AND Galaxy Tab are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android, and Google Play are trademarks of Google, Inc.  All other brand, product, service names and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers and/or owners.  Screen Images are Simulated.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • sri_tech

    I expected it to be ugly, but its not bad. Still nexus 7 with stock android is the best tablet for $200.

  • Sorian

    I really do like that color red, not that I am going to get rid of my Nexus 7 for it. (Thinking out loud) Though I am sure someone has made a skin for the N7 that color.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    But is it really worth it after the Nexus 7?

    • CeluGeek

      It is if you care about expandable storage. I had the original Tab 2 7.0 with a 64 GB memory card and that was boss! The only thing I don't like about this remake, but Samsung also managed the ruin in the original model after the Jelly Bean update, is the stupid Nexus oversized phone UI.

  • A.Noid

    the biggest news here, is that it is officially running JB. Hope to see an official ROM soon for the P3113. It's running it in phone mode though. :(

  • JG

    I initially read it as a Giant Red GTab.... I was real curious just how much larger it'd have to be to be considered giant....