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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.