Samsung Mobile Announces U.S. Availability of Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab

Posted on Apr 6 2011 - 3:30pm by Kyle

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been available for months now on several carriers, however, today Samsung Mobile has announced that several retail stores and web sites will carry the WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab by April 10th for $349.99.

The Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is powered by the Android 2.2 platform, has a 7-inch TFT display with a 1024 x 600 resolution, and includes 16 GB of internal storage and microSD expansion for up to 32 GB of additional storage. Also the Galaxy Tab supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1, has access to the Android Market, includes both a 3 mp rear camera, and a 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera for video chat, and has access to Samsung’s Media Hub that allows for a vast lineup of movies and TV programs. Along with being small enough to fit in a purse or pocket for on the go access.

Read The Full Press Release From Samsung Below

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Available for Purchase at Multiple Retail Stores and Online Outlets

Consumers receive chance to purchase WiFi-only version of Samsung’s award-winning Android™ platform mobile tablet

DALLAS, April 6, 2011—Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, announced today that several retail stores and Web sites will carry the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ by April 10, offering customers the opportunity to buy this powerful and compact mobile tablet for $349.99. Consumers can visit http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tabfor a complete list of retail outlets selling the WiFi Galaxy Tab.

The Galaxy Tab is powered by the Android™ 2.2 platform and has a 7-inch TFT display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The super-light and sleek device weighs just 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a pocket or purse. The Galaxy Tab includes 32 GB of internal storage and offers microSD expansion to allow for up to 32 GB of additional storage.

“We are excited to have the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab join our growing portfolio of Galaxy-branded devices,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first truly mobile tablet on the market, allowing users to comfortably hold the device in one hand while typing or navigating the Web with the other.”

Outstanding Entertainment Options

The Galaxy Tab supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to deliver an enhanced content experience and allow users to engage with thousands of sites with rich Adobe Flash Player compatible applications and content including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. Plus, the device is designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go, and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab includes access to Media Hub, Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. The biggest and best names in entertainment, including CBS, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. provide new release movies, next day TV episodes and full TV show seasons to the robust Media Hub library. Media Hub also promotes content sharing, including the ability to send purchased films and TV programming to as many as five devices that carry the Media Hub application.

Google Services & Social Hub

Services like Google Maps™ Navigation and Google Goggles are available on Google’s Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Maps™, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. Google Goggles™ is a powerful, visual search tool that uses the Samsung GALAXY Tab’s camera to uncover information – an image of a landmark or artwork is automatically used to perform a search, delivering relevant content like a description or history. In addition, with a camera, users can enjoy various augmented reality services which are downloadable in the application market. Plus, Galaxy Tab users have full access to more than 150,000 applications available for download from the Android Market™.

The Galaxy Tab keep users organized and connected with Samsung’s Social Hub application. Social Hub works with the user’s Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization.

Samsung Galaxy Product Portfolio

The WiFi Galaxy Tab joins other popular products under the premium Samsung Galaxy brand, including the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy 8.9, Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0 and the portfolio of Galaxy S smartphones.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tabs will be available April 10th, and if you are looking to pick one of these bad boys up you can check out Circut City, Tiger Direct, or CompUSA online, or head over to Samsung’s website to find a retailer in your area.

UPDATE: Samsung Mobile has confirmed an error in the press release issued yesterday. The total on board storage is 16gb and can support a microSD card of up to 32gb

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    i like ipad better

  • http://www.thegamecartel.com/ The Geek

    *ahem* I’m not going to flame the flame-bait, but I can’t help but respond.

    iPad’s are for Grandmas with no computer experience. I too think the iPad is a great product, and its biggest flaw is that Apple makes it.

    I have many friends with the Galaxy Tab and they swear by the 7″ size. They use them as music players, to check e-mail, and to browse the web with Flash, something the iPad will NEVER do. And they didn’t even have to file their fingers down to use them.

    Android is all about OPTIONS. The kind of options you will never get in an iPad. Flash, customization, expandability, and better hardware (specifically cameras vs iPad 2 [.7 megapixel?!?]).

    The future is here. This is Star Trek tech we can now hold in our hands.