Thursday, September 02, 2010

Samsung drops Galaxy tablet. Is it an iPad killer?

Samsung's new Galaxy Tablet was introduced at a news conference in Berlin Thursday. It's a 7-inch tablet running the latest Android OS, Froyo 2.2.

The machine has 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and does Flash, unlike the Apple iPad. The Galaxy Tab also, unlike iPad, comes with a 3-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and an LED flash. Up front there's a 1.3-megapixel camera to allow videochatting.

“Samsung recognizes the tremendou sgrowth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market," said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximize their online experience wherever that may be.”

Samsung has its own books, movies and music apps, the Readers' Hub and the Media Hub and the Music Hub.

The tablet is expected in the U.S. "in the coming months," Samsung said. It will launch in Europe in a few weeks.


buddy guy said...

Ipad killer? Not likely. But, Apple did not deliver a complete package and left the door open for the Google and Window manufacturers to deliver a slew of solid products. I'm encouraged by the lineup of products. But, I wonder if the tablet will have staying power.

jospeh said...

Hi! I was wondering what's the main advantage of using the galaxy tablet over the other tablets for reading ebooks such as iPad and Kindle? I can't seem to differentiate them because they're all the same in features.


Anonymous said...


Readers can download books, newspapers and magazines, but typically are in black & white. Tablets can also serve as book readers, phones, (with Wi-Fi), and a lap-top.