Verizon announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was announced to the world earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas last month, and while everyone else was waiting for a release date to be announced, along comes Verizon Wireless who are more than happy to say that the highly anticipated tablet will be hitting their stores from tomorrow onwards – virtual or otherwise. Yes sir, you now have another tablet to consider if you have yet to jump aboard the tablet bandwagon. Just what kind of niche does the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 occupy?
We do know that most tablets these days come in a rather large 10.1″ or 9.7″ display size, while the initial run of tablets came in a 7″ size for a fair number of manufacturers. I guess along the way, bigger became better, but there is also a realization that size is not everything, which is most probably why Samsung has come up with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 instead.
Sporting a 7.7″ Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display at 1,280 x 800 resolution, your eyes would be treated to handsome looking colors and resolution, and thanks to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, you should not find it a n issue to access the Internet wherever you are – at blazing speeds, too. When you merge a fast connection with a speedy 1.4GHz dual-core processor, chances are waiting would be a thing of the past. The inclusion of an HTML 5 Web browser also helps the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s cause in terms of performance and speed.
Powered by the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, it will support Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk with video chat, Google Search, Google Maps, and opens up a whole new world to Google Books, movie rentals and over 400,000 apps on the Android Market. At the back lies a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, full 720p recording and 1080p playback, while in front lies a 2-megapixel camera for video chat (and for the vain, an impromptu mirror to see if anything remains stuck between your teeth). 16GB of internal memory can be augmented with a microSD memory card.
The sticker price set by Verizon for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 stands at $499.99 with a new 2-year customer agreement. Best to get a data plan with it though, as not all places have a free Wi-Fi connection.