Samsung seems to be the next vendor to challenge Apple iPad’s domination of the tablet market. Dell has already launched the Dell Streak, a 5-inch tablet, in Europe and was recently made available in the US market last August 13.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is expected to be officially announced at the IFA Consumer Show in Berlin, Germany which is expected to be held next month starting from September 3 and expected last up to September 8. Apparently, this gadget is the actually the same tablet that has been long rumored to be developed by Korea’s top mobile maker, Samsung, as the rival of Apple’s iPad device.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is known to be powered by Google’s Android OS preferably the 2.2 version and will sport a 7-inch touchscreen and a video call function which is a feature evidently not present in Apple’s iPad. But nothing has been confirmed yet since the official specifications of the said tablet are not yet released as of present.
Previously, there were some reports that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will match its smartphone counterpart by coming up with a super AMOLED display which offers a much brighter, clearer and less reflective screen display. It also offers a much better visibility even under the sunlight. Aside from this, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is expected to come with pretty good specs which rumored to include a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor, 16GB of on-board memory that goes with a support for a 32GB external microSD card, GPS , as well as Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
This tablet is also believed to have full-phone functionality as well. Like the Dell Streak it will also have a standard SIM slot. Basically, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a tablet and smartphone all in one great device. This device also claims to be as thin as Apple’s iPhone and comes with a dual camera; the main camera and the front-facing camera which is good in doing video chats.
Given these specs and features, it seems that this tablet device will become a great competitor of Apple’s iPad. It may not be able to surpass the iPad’s popularity but surely it will take some shares in the tablet market. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is expected to be available before the end of the third quarter this year. So watch out for it.
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