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The Galaxy Tab is coming to Verizon!  (Source: Boy Genius Report)

The previously leaked teaser images of the Galaxy Tab showed a 7-inch device running Android 2.2 Froyo, with front and back cameras (allowing video calling support).  (Source: ifanr.com)
Is Motorola next?

Yesterday Samsung cheered the news of having sold over 1 million Galaxy S smart phones in the U.S. alone.  Also, screenshots leaked that pinpointed September 9 as the date for Verizon's launch of its own Galaxy S variant, the "Fascinate".

Now the folks over at Verizon are back at it again, leaking yet another juicy screenshot to the
Boy Genius Report.  This time around, the leaked shot shows that Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android tablet is coming to Verizon.  

A bit is already known about the upcoming tablet from a teaser video.  The 7” Galaxy Tab is expected to run Android 2.2 at launch and features the same 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU (co-developed with Intrinsity) found in the Galaxy S and Galaxy S Pro.  It is expected to have a moderate resolution camera in the back and a front camera for video calling.

Launching on Verizon, America's largest wireless network, should help the device take on the kingpin of the tablet industry, Apple.  Apple at this point is virtually uncontested in the tablet market, and is making the best of that, selling over 2.3 million iPads a month.  Numerous designs from competitors, including the webOS-powered HP Hurricane and Asus Eee Pad, are expected soon to launch and give the iPad a fight, though. 

Samsung's toughest competition may come from Motorola's rumored upcoming Android tablet.  While Samsung's tablet is expected to launch in September, or in October at the latest, Motorola's tablet is rumored not to launch until early next year.  Reportedly Motorola is opting to wait for the Q1 2011 launch of Android 3.0 and is using the extra time to perfect the tablet.  That device is rumored to be 10 inches.

Of course if the two companies' Android smartphones are any indication, the Galaxy Tab will pack the superior processor; the Galaxy S is nearly twice as fast as the Motorola Droid X, running the same version of Android.

As for the Galaxy Tab, it reportedly will be officially unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin on September 2. 





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