Vodafone U.K. has 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.
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.
Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said that the company is in talks with multiple U.S. carriers at present, and that it expects to sell at least 10 million Galaxy Tabs by the end of 2011.
“Samsung recognises the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market. There is a new and emerging consumer demand that Samsung can satisfy since mobile is in our DNA. This demand continues to grow and develop as users tap its limitless potential,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.”
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.