Following in the footsteps of the
Galaxy S which has made its way to Sprint (Epic 4G), Verizon
(Fascinate), T-Mobile (Vibrant), and AT&T (Captivate), Samsung
announced today that its 7" Galaxy Tab will also find a home
on all four of the major U.S. wireless carriers.
Samsung's all or nothing approach with
the Galaxy S smartphone chassis has paid off greatly as the company
announced sales of one
million phones within the first 45 days of ability. This figure
didn't even take into consideration the Verizon
Fascinate which hadn't yet been launched at the time of that
Samsung's decision to also deliver the
Galaxy Tab to all four major carriers looks to be another smart move,
and one that Apple has been reticent to do with its wildly
popular iPad (the iPad 3G is currently only available on AT&T's
“The addition of Galaxy Tab to the
Galaxy product portfolio is a powerful proof point of Samsung’s
commitment to bring new and innovative mobile experiences to U.S.
consumers,” remarked Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung
Mobile. “The 7-inch display and thin, lightweight design, combined
with premium content and productivity tools makes the Galaxy Tab a
true mobile tablet that is as comfortable to use standing on a
crowded train as it is relaxing on the couch at home. The Galaxy Tab
is perfect for watching a movie, reading an e-book or catching up
with your favorite TV shows or chatting with an old friend. Plus, the
Tab’s design makes it completely pocketable in your pants or
For those that haven't been keeping up
with the latest
Galaxy Tab news, the 7" tablet measures 7.5" x 4.7"
x .5" and weighs a little over 13 ounces. The Android 2.2 tablet
features a 1024x600 display, 1GHz Hummingbird ARM processor, 512MB
RAM, 3MP rear camera/1.3MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0, and
Unfortunately, the Sprint version of
the Galaxy Tab won't have 4G as
reported earlier this month. For those that don't want the added
cost of a 3G modem weighing them down month, a Wi-Fi only version
will also be made available.
At this time, pricing and availability
are unknown for the Galaxy Tab.
quote: They're crippling it by removing the ability to use it as a phone in the U.S. Without that ability, they won't sell anywhere near as much.