Samsung Galaxy Tab Will Be on Verizon, Sprint, ATandT: Report
Samsung Galaxy Tab will be offered in the United States on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The Galaxy Tab aims to take market share away from the Apple iPad.Verizon, Sprint and AT&T will all offer Samsung's upcoming tablet PC in the United States, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. If that rumor proves true, it could offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab a potentially sizable advantage in its battle against the Apple iPad, which offers 3G connectivity via AT&T. The Journal's Sept. 11 article, which cited unnamed sources "familiar with the matter," also suggested the Samsung Galaxy Tab would be the focus of Samsung's Sept. 16 event in New York City. Officially, Samsung has only said that the event will involve an "announcement" of an "Android-powered device" along with the debut of its Media Hub mobile application.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab originally debuted Sept. 3 at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics show in Berlin. It features a TFT-LCD 7-inch screen and a Cortex A8 1GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory scalable to 32GB of external memory, and runs Google Android 2.2. Pricing for the U.S. remains officially unannounced, but various European Websites have the Tab listed for roughly $1,000 in either pounds sterling or Euros; presumably, carrier-subsidized versions of the device will feature a lower price-point.