Verizon's Galaxy Tab by Samsung announced

Verizon's Galaxy Tab by Samsung announced
Earlier today at the Samsung event it was announced that the 4 major us carriers would be getting the new Android based Galaxy Tab. So now Verizon has officially announced it them self, saying that availability will be in the "coming weeks". Just to recap, features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab for Verizon will include a 7" 1024x600 TFT display with LED backlight, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, Android 2.2 Froyo, full HTML web browser with Adobe Flash 10.1, Samsung Social Hub software (for messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive daily activities), customizable home screen with widgets, rear-facing 3MP autofocus camera and a front-facing 1.3MP camera, video chat of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, corporate e-mail support, 2GB internal memory with an included 16GB microSDHC memory card (32GB supported), and a 4000mAh battery that can provide up to 7 hours of video playback. And since this one is for Verizon, it will also come with VCast Music with Rhapsody, VCast Video on Demand, VCast Song ID, VZ Navigator, along with games “Let’s Golf” and “N.O.V.A.”. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will run on Verizon's EVDO Rev A network while on the go, though there is expected to be Wi-Fi only models at a later date. Unfortunately, no pricing was given, so we'll keep you updated.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Preview

source: Verizon Wireless



1. 2lazy2login unregistered

PA, Also make sure to mention (when you find out) if the VZW model will be able to do voice calls like the EU model. I would sacrifice my hate of proprietary data conneciton and charging ports if I could use this as my phone and android tablet (as I talk less that 2 hours/month, but use a ton of data and messaging). Thanks!

2. 2lazyupdate unregistered

Update guys... again the American Consumer loses to corporate greed. Copied from Engadget b/c I didn't find it here : Bad news, folks: not only is the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab a 3G-only device, but Samsung just confirmed to us that telephony was cut out of the Tab for the US market. That means you won't be able to pair up a Bluetooth headset and use the Tab as a really large phone like you can on the Euro model. That's super lame -- telephony features might have been the only way the inevitable two-year carrier contract would have been justifiable. Suffice to say, we're even more curious to hear about official pricing now, but it doesn't look like we'll be getting it until Samsung and its carrier partners are good and ready. We'll let you know.

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

This is stupid. Why would they release the Galaxy Tab without Telephony ability and yet still put them on contract with four major cellular carriers!? $199 Wi-Fi only and I am sold. 3G and Wi-Fi version at $499+ with contract with AT&T or any others -> No Thanks.

4. Bolt unregistered

Bummer! The thing that makes the iPad a flash in the pan is the very same lmitiation since it doesn't replace anything. Why would anyone want to pay Verizon or any phone company money to have a device moderately larger than the Droid X (with significantly worse camera as compared) or one could get an iPad with a much larger screen (not that I would do that). I have the Droid X and love it! I think Verizon and Samsung are missing a really _HUGE_ opportunity to make in-roads on the iPad market - if only this device had the telephony capability. I guess you could use Google Voice and Skype to sort of bend the system but that would encourage me to spend even $199.

5. xpunx unregistered

NO PHONE NO DEAL... Bad move on Samsung's part... The Euro version has voice... Why not the US version... Don't want another toy... Looking for better useful gadgets that combine the old ones... Bluetooth is great... Skype only if I want... don't like getting forced into using it... So how will I call someone who doesn't have a shiny new toy?

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