Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.
“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”
Plus, as pointed out by Russell Holly over at Absolutely Android, this version of the tab will support the ability to set whatever icons you want on the left and right of the 2.2 launcher, changeable via a long press. This feature was included in the European version of the Tab, but it was unclear as to whether all of the US carriers would allow this feature to exist, in lieu of a proprietary carrier specific app to permanently occupy the spot. For example, Sprint’s iD pack system will take the right hand slot on their Tab, and was not removable.