Samsung Galaxy Tablet on Verizon
The still officially unannounced tablet from Samsung has been spotted on an inventory list at Verizon Wireless, according to BoyGeniusReport.com. Samsung is scheduled to unveil the device on Sept. 2 at the IFA 2010 consumer technology conference in Berlin.
Videos of consumers testing the device have been leaked across the internet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will have a 7-inch screen, run Android 2.2 and have a good-sized camera on the back, a feature that the Apple iPad lacks.
Augmented reality, video calling, full web browsing, Swype texting , email, and social media integration are featured in Samsung's teaser video released on YouTube earlier this month, indicating the interface is an enlarged version of successful Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone OS. Samsung Mobile today announced sales of its Google Android-powered Galaxy S smartphone have reached 1 million in the U.S. after only 45 days of release.
While no prices or plans have been disclosed, analysts predict the tablet will be available at about the same price as the company's Galaxy S smartphone, which is $199 on a two year contract.
Samsung has taken the carrier-wide approach with its new phones―the Galaxy S is available from AT&T and T-Mobile with promises to include Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South in the coming months―so the Tab may be available from other carriers as well. Stay tuned.
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