Verizon Wireless to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab
The Samsung Galaxy Tab looks set to make a splash in the world of tablets that has so far been dominated by the Apple iPad, although there is a fair number of other brands around, but those did not really make the cultural as well as numerical impact that the iPad did. In fact, recent statistics has shown that the iPad actually cannibalized up to 50% of notebook sales for certain retailers in the US, which is a whole lot when you think about it. Whoever said that the tablet market was a niche one, and it was separate from the notebook/netbook demographic? Well, the Galaxy Tab on paper does look like a champion, and it is set to arrive Stateside via Verizon Wireless in the coming weeks. More details on its brilliant hardware in the extended post, so read on.
Make no mistake about it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will come with a brilliant 7-inch touch screen display, running on a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor to deliver users with a robust HTML Web browsing experience regardless of where they are (subject to battery life and Internet connectivity, of course). Not only that, since it will arrive via Verizon Wireless, it will also be accompanied by other exclusive applications such as V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator – stuff that normally come with smartphones. Verizon knows that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, which is why they have also thrown in games such as “Let’s Golf” and “N.O.V.A.”.
The Galaxy Tab aims to make strong sales figures this holiday season, being marketed as the perfect traveling companion where one is able to download a book to the Kindle eReader, or tune in to Slacker Radio for a different kind of listening experience with more than 100 radio stations to choose from, or even view a movie thanks to its generous display which works much better than a regular smartphone display. The mobile multimedia experience is further enhanced thanks to full support for Adobe Flash 10.1. Apart from that, you get a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, where the latter is used for video chat purposes. 2GB of internal memory can be expanded via a microSD memory card slot, while Wi-Fi connectivity helps you stay connected to the Internet whenever there is no 3G signal. No word on pricing, but we hope the future weeks will shed more light on this.