Wednesday Samsung Mobile said that a Wi-Fi version of its popular Android-based Galaxy Tab tablet will be available to purchase in the US during Q1 2011. The new model arrives months after the initial launch of the 3G-equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab back in September 2010.
Outside the removal of the 3G support, the specs of the tablet appear virtually unchanged, sporting a 7-inch TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot supporting up to 32 GB, a rear-facing 3MP camera and a front-facing 1.3MP camera for video chatting. The tablet also just received a firmware upgrade to Android v2.2, offering support for Flash Player 10.1 and a richer internet experience.
"Samsung has always taken great pride in giving consumers the most choices when deciding which mobile device to make their own," said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. "The Galaxy Tab’s compact and convenient design makes this device a true mobile tablet perfect for watching a movie, video chat, reading e-book content or emailing while on-the-move or relaxing at your home or office. We’re very excited that the Galaxy Tab recently passed the 1.5 million global shipments milestone."
Samsung didn't offer pricing on the new Wi-Fi model, however it's been spotted over on Best Buy for a meaty $499.99. The listing actually appeared back in November however it was pulled due to a manufacturing delay.