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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab

The actual Samsung GALAXY Tab, the Android 2.2-based tablet, was officially announced on Thursday. Slated to take on Apple's iPad, the upcoming tablet is deemed as the world's first DivX Certified tablet, supporting DivX HD playback. The device will also sport a 7-inch TFT display, 16 GB or 32 GB (depending on the model), support for MicroSD cards up to 32 GB, official access to Google's Android Market (finally), and more.

"To enjoy high-quality DivX video on the Samsung GALAXY Tab with no file conversion needed, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory and then watch their collections anywhere they choose," the company said. "The GALAXY Tab will also connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful entertainment gateway in the living room. It will also support the secure playback of major Hollywood titles in the DivX format from leading studios."

The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be available over in Europe in October. The company didn't reveal pricing or a North American release, however previous leaks indicated that the tablet is heading to Verizon Wireless.

  • haramir
    Perhaps it's just me, but is the tablet *supposed* to have a shortcut to a "phone" application on it? I suppose it could be some form of VoIP.
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  • hellwig
    The company didn't reveal pricing or a North American release, however previous leaks indicated that the tablet is heading to Verizon Wireless.
    Oh come on, are we going to have to start buying PCs and cars and coffee makers from AT&T and Verizon in the future? This is a tablet, why don't they just release the thing to retailers and let the damn people decide, oh right, because the collusion between gadget makers and cellular providers is the biggest racket since the Railroad Barons over a hundred years ago.
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  • samdsox
    what were they writing about android 3.5
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  • getreal
    WHO CARES?
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  • smeker
    Yes and this amazing tablet is only 600 euros.... Yeay for Samsung! Not
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  • kayvonjoon
    i like it , but sales still depend on price.
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  • madeux
    I like it a lot... I'm wondering if 7" is the perfect size. Just small enough to fit in my back pocket and take with me everywhere. Any bigger and I might as well have a laptop as far as I'm concerned.
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  • joytech22
    Just what i wanted! except the price will most likely keep me at bay, because if it's anywhere near or more expensive then the Galaxy S then im screwed.. (Galaxy s is $960AUSD here)
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  • long2know
    Locking in a single network is bad. I'm not changing providers for yet another device.
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  • eddieroolz
    Worst kept secret for a while, but finally good to have confirmation.
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