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Samsung Galaxy Tab announced

Samsung has finally lifted the curtain on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. This small, 7-inch tablet runs Android 2.2 and will be a very strong competitor to the iPad. The small handheld tablet comes loaded with a ton of options, including a front and rear facing camera.

The Android powered tablet features a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, with an expansion MicroSD card slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage. The Galaxy Tab comes with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, perfect for taking images in the dark. The device also comes with a 4,000mAh battery, good for up to 7 hours of battery life.

The Galaxy Tab is 3G data-ready, and has a 5Ghz dual-band 802.11n WiFi built-in card. The tablet also has a speaker on the bottom of the device, similar to the iPad, and supports Bluetooth. The Galaxy Tab has a 30-pin dock connector port on the bottom of the device, that allows HDMI, USB and other accessories for docking or adding onto the tablet, all fitted into a 7-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 (WSVGA). The back of the device is a smooth, white surface, but maybe be available in additional colours in the future.

Samsung mentioned in their press release that users will experience a PC-like web-browsing experience, and enjoy all forms of media, including Adobe Flash and HD video playback. Users will also be able to communicate via email, video calling, SMS/MMS or through a variety of social networks.

Right now the Samsung is schedule to launch in Europe first, and eventually come to the United States and other countries. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will support SIM-cards, but no mention if there is a CDMA version in the works.

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