Last week Samsung Canada gave us a quick look at the upcoming Android 2.2 tablet they’ll be releasing. The Galaxy Tab is a powerful little beast that has a 7-inch TFT LCD display (with 1024 x 600 resolution) and also has Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 UI.
The good thing about the Tab is that it’s a device that can actually easily fit in your pocket (not your pant pocket, but a suit pocket) and you can use it with one hand. Seriously, it was actually pretty comfortable and can do basically anything you want to do such as e-mail, videos and video calling, surf the web (supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and has WiFi). The Tab has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing and camera and a rear 3 megapixel camera with flash.
As for weight, a light 380 grams. Comparing it to the iPad it weighs 680 grams… and to the Galaxy Vibrant smartphone weighs in at 118 grams. The Tab has a 4,000mAh battery and the one that we played around with was still a pre-release model so the battery life was still in testing. So we can’t comment on if it drains or not. Rogers and Bell are the Canadian carriers that will be releasing this “in the coming months”, most likely in time for the holiday season. We’re not sure if this will be available outright or available on a price plan model.
I saw no lag time at all and it could be from the 1GHz Hummingbird processor that’s packed inside. Other key specs of the Tab are that it has16GB or 32GB internal storage and holds up to 32GB with a mircoSD card, Samsung’s Media Hub, Social Hub, plus the ability to read and purchase books, magazine, newspapers (“Readers Hub”), has a virtual QWERTY keyboard has Swype built-in, access to the Android Market, Google Maps, Google Talk etc…
Check out the quick video of the Tab in action (more…)