Samsung posted a
short teaser video for its upcoming Android-based tablet,
the Galaxy Tab.
video doesn't reveal much, but it does clue us in to some of the
Tab's features, which include a 7" screen, augmented reality,
video calling (thanks to a front-facing camera), full web browsing
(thanks to support for Flash), Android 2.2 "Froyo," HD
movie play, navigation, and e-reading.
19-second clip concludes with a date and location -- September 2,
2010 in Berlin, Germany. This most likely means that we can expect an
official unveiling of the Tab at the IFA
consumer electronics trade fair next week.
other Tab sightings, the Chinese website ifanr posted
some leaked photos of
the device, along with an almost impossible to understand (unless you
read Chinese) first impression. One thing that Google Translate can
help to make out, other than "the benefits of holding hands is
not acid," is that the device had a certain plasticky feel -- a
common complaint on Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, too. The
lightweight Tab also boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera in addition to the
QVGA front-facing one, 1024 x 600 screen resolution, and a
PowerVR SGX540 graphics processor.
in mind that the unit and pictures portray what is most likely an
early prototype. Final specs could change (along with that plasticky
the Tab, Samsung is gearing to take on the
ubiquitous Apple iPad, along with other players like the
rumored Android 3.0 Motorola tablet, RIM's
"Blackpad," and the
5" Dell Streak, in what has become a quickly expanding
quote: 7" 1024 x 600 screen