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Samsung Galaxy Tab gets official, advertised, and hands-on [Round-Up]

September 2, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung, Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been spied to death, and it’s now officially, official after Samsung unveiled the device today at the IFA conference in Berlin. There, Samsung proudly unveiled a 7-inch TFT LCD tablet that also has voice communication features, eBook reading, and hubs for consuming media content.

The Galaxy Tab is the first tablet to come with pre-approved use of the Android Market, which will distinguish the device. It also has a front-facing and rear camera, 3G HSPA and 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, video chat, and a Cortex A8 1 GHz processor. The Tab also supports DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, and several other media codecs.

Europe will be first to see a mass market release of the Tab when Vodafone begins selling it in October (not all Vodafone markets will carry the device). North American and Asian details are expected in the coming months.

Here’s the first commercial of the Galaxy Tab showing off the upcoming device.

The Galaxy Tab will launch with Android 2.2, but Samsung already has its eyes on bringing future versions of Android to similar devices. According to Slash Gear, Samsung revealed that it’s will release a 3.5 Honeycomb-based tablet and will add Gingerbread to the Tab when it is released later this year.

A list of specs include

  • 3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash and 1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony
  • Android Market, Readers Hub, Media Hub* , Music Hub*, Social Hub (*Availability will be decided by market preference.)
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
  • Full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget
  • 16G / 32G internal memory with up to 32G external memory slot
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Size: 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
  • Battery: 4,000mAh (7 hour movie play)
  • Gyroscope sensor, Geo-magnetic sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor

And here’s a hands-on with the device from Engadget