Samsung Galaxy Tablet Reportedly Coming in September

Aug 16th, 2010 | By technologynews | Category: Technology

The Samsung Galaxy Tab the companys new mobile device that is based on Google Android and ready to take on Apples iPad is slated for a September debut, according to several published reports.

On June 7, Samsung confirmed that it will launch the Galaxy Tab during the second half of 2010, though offered few other details. Unconfirmed reports later put the devices introductory date since come and gone at Aug. 11, and now PC World is reporting that Samsung is likely to unveil the tablet at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics show in Berlin, which starts Sept. 3.  

While it has been rumored that the Galaxy Tab will arrive on the United Kingdoms Vodafone network in the fall, a Berlin debut would suggest that Vodafone may not be alone  or not at the very head of the receiving line.

PC World additionally pointed to findings by the Samsung Firmware site, which in an Aug. 14 post reported getting its hands on some new special firmware belonging to Samsungs new tablet.

This tablet, aka P100 Galaxy Tab, is running on Android 2.2, the site reported. It also determined that the resolution of the tablets display will be 480 by 800, and that the tablet will include WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS functionality via Google Maps, and run JavaScript 1.5 and Adobe Flash Player.

Its also said to feature rear and front-facing cameras the latter with a maximum resolution of 240 by 320 and to include a 1GHz ARM CPU.

Previous reports have speculated that the Galaxy Tab will feature a 7-inch AMOLED display, include 16GB of memory, expandable up to 48GB, and include Samsungs TouchWiz user interface.

Analysts expect a number of tablet competitors to arrive in time for fourth-quarter holiday shopping ABI Research has forecast sales of 11 million tablets in 2010 and a September launch date could certainly give Samsung a jump on competitors.

A 7-inch display were the Galaxy Tab to truly feature one could also enable Samsung to avoid the criticism and even confusion that Dell has faced with its Streak. While Dell may consider the Streak a hybrid device, analysts have debated whether, with its 5-inch display, its more smartphone or tablet.

Ultimately, analysts have said that the success of the Streak may be determined less by its features than its price tag which for the moment is $550 unlocked, or $300 with a two-year AT&T service contract and the same may apply the Galaxy Tab.

As with the other details pertaining to its tablet project, however, Samsung has so far offered no pricing information for the Galaxy Tab.  

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