The Galaxy Tab looks set to shake up the Tablet market, which is currently dominated by the Apple iPad. It was unveiled at the IFA conference in Berlin, and it has been revealed that it will run the Google Android operating system with either a 15GB or 32GB capacity, and is further expandable by an extra 32GB (microSD card).
It has an 18cm (7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel, capacitive touchscreen) screen and weighs 380g (14oz), making it both smaller and lighter than the iPad.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has great connectivity with 3G (HSUPA, GSM/EDGE), 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. It also features A-GPS and is packed with sensors such as Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic sensor, Gyroscope, and light sensor.
It looks set to take on both the iPad and iPhone as the Samsung Galaxy Tab can be used to make both voice and video calls.
It powered by the 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with 512MB of RAM, and features a 3MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front (for video calls etc). It can also record 720p HD videos and playback H.263, H.264, DivX, Xvid, MPEG4 format videos.
Unlike the iPad it supports Flash video and can also stream content to a TV. There is a “Reader’s Hub” for e-book and a “Media Hub” for video and music.
It has also been announced that Vodafone will distribube the Galaxy Tab in Europe / UK. Via BBC.