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Samsung's 5-inch Galaxy Wi-Fi Tablet Launched

Despite delaying Nexus prime out of respect to the recent passing of Steve Jobs, and its apparent surrender in the Australian front, Samsung continues to go after Apple where they live - no, really! 3 months after promising us a cute lil' 5-inch tablet, they've finally delivered the adorable little guy, a new Galaxy tab that is basically an enlarged smartphone without phone capabilities. Call it Galaxypod Touch, or something that doesn't risk another Apple infringement lawsuit.

The 5-inch device retails in the UK for £162 (around $262.99) and will soon be followed by an even smaller 3-inch device selling for £146 (approx. $227.50). Both lil' cuties run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), ship with a 1GHZ processor, offer Bluetooth support and Wi-Fi, and allow for optional 8 and 16gb storage, but the 5-nch version has a better camera to go along with its bigger screen.

Samsung's Simon Stanford added this eloquent boilerplate:

"With the Galaxy Wi-Fi we have created a device that allows consumers all the fun and freedom of our other Android Galaxy devices. Consumers can choose from thousands of exciting apps and communicate with friends using the Social Hub or even services such as Skype. The different size options mean there is something for everyone."

The new Galaxy looks like a winner, though the price is going to have to come down a bit in the States if they want to remain competitive with the recently reduced iPod touch. Whether or not that happens, odds are 500 to 1 that their ongoing legal battle with Apple will soon open another front. Popcorn and rubbernecking will available to your right.

  • Parsian
    what is the hardware spec? is the processor dual core, single core? what gpu? how much RAM, what is the camera? screen resolution?

    I guess i can google it but then, what is the point of reading the article. I guess, you could always provide, "the specs are not available" somewhere in the article :)

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  • beardguy
    LOL @ "tablet"

    This should have come out 5 years ago.
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  • No, it won't kill the iPod touch. Any moron could tell you that. This thing will be forgotten in a month.
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  • Markon101
    With the Amazon Kindle Fire about to launch, this thing just doesn't seem like a good deal.
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  • AbdullahG
    So it's basically a big phone?
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  • drapacioli
    AbdullahGSo it's basically a big phone?
    Don't forget "without the phone" part too. So you can pay over $250 for a 5" tablet with a single core processor and no cell service to tag along with your smartphone, or buy a nice large Kindle Fire with a better dual-core processor and a 7" screen for just $199. Now that's a tough decision...
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  • joytech22
    Parsianwhat is the hardware spec? is the processor dual core, single core? what gpu? how much RAM, what is the camera? screen resolution?I guess i can google it but then, what is the point of reading the article. I guess, you could always provide, "the specs are not available" somewhere in the article
    Think Galaxy S minus the phone capabilities.
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  • fstrthnu
    Hmm, I could be looking for a replacement for my Zune HD (just in case), but if it doesn't have 64 GB of storage...
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  • eklipz330
    bring it down to $175 and i'll pick one up. I don't want to spend extra on a phone when i have one already, wi-fi capable with a sizeable screen is all i need. does it have dual core goodness on it? i don't know i want more info...
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  • AbdullahG
    drapacioliDon't forget "without the phone" part too. So you can pay over $250 for a 5" tablet with a single core processor and no cell service to tag along with your smartphone, or buy a nice large Kindle Fire with a better dual-core processor and a 7" screen for just $199. Now that's a tough decision...+1 to that
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