Expansys U.K. displays that the Galaxy Tab will be available for sale starting October 13th. Looks like it’s taking pre-orders now. Expansys sells the 16GB version of the tablet for £680.
For too long Apple has riden the crest of the wave with their iPad Slate but there is a new Slate in town and it’s called the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Offering everything the iPad doesn’t, from expandable memory, the ability to multitask, to access Android Market with thousands of apps to list a few.
The Galaxy Tab is a Slate PC for those who love everything the iPad does but are put off by the restrictive nature of Apple products. The Galaxy Tab isn’t just an Android on a big screen. Samsung have worked behind the scenes to customize & enhance apps to make use of the extra screen space. From smarter calender and mail apps to full screen video, everything feels at home on the Galaxy Tab. Best of all you still get full access to all the Google services and apps from the Android Market, everything from Google Maps (with free Sat Nav) to the hundreds of games to pass the time. At 7″ it strikes the right balance of being portable enough to carry everyday but still give a big screen.
Vodafone U.K. has also confirmed that it will bring the Samsung Galaxy Tab to U.K. and other European markets next month. As of now the Vodafone U.K. store displays a “coming soon,” and no pricing info. is available at this time and Vodafone New Zealand has confirmed it will stock the tablet but couldn’t confirm a local release date. “Samsung hasn’t released the availability dates yet and we haven’t got a price but we will be stocking it,” a Vodafone spokesperson confirmed today.
The Galaxy Tab is screen is of 7 inches, 380g, with a screen resolution of 1024 by 600, “as on a PC, there is no need to zoom. “One way to say it’s is not multicast, so it is best to avoid zooming with gestures as we begin to have the habit? Perhaps, both actions require a single click has been highlighted during the presentation. It loads the operating system Android Froyo 02.02, and foresees some key features. Other tackle Google and debates on the video in Flash or HTML 5, Samsung announced the availability of the latest version of Flash Player, 10.1, on its shelf, and the complete management of technology HTML 5. Video-conference with 1.3 megapixel front camera, display in portrait or landscape is possible with this tablet.
The device also includes the new Swype input method, allowing users to drag their finger over each letter, rather than tapping each letter individually to input text. Some mobile operators will offer a second SIM card so customers can use the Tab and their mobile phone from a single account.