Samsung Galaxy Tab wifi-only

Some many moons after we first heard it was coming, Samsung has finally announced release information for a Wifi-only version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab. It'll be available starting April 10. And the best part is the price is right: $349. That's $349 with no contracts, no monthly bills. Just seven inches of Android 2.2 goodness.

It's currently listed as being available at TigerDirect, which may up the price a tad with tax, depending on where you live. The full press release is after the break, folks. [Samsung]

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Available for Purchase at Multiple Retail Stores and Online Outlets

Consumers receive chance to purchase WiFi-only version of Samsung’s award-winning Android™ platform mobile tablet

DALLAS, April 6, 2011—Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, announced today that several retail stores and Web sites will carry the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ by April 10, offering customers the opportunity to buy this powerful and compact mobile tablet for $349.99. Consumers can visit http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab for a complete list of retail outlets selling the WiFi Galaxy Tab.
The Galaxy Tab is powered by the Android™ 2.2 platform and has a 7-inch TFT display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The super-light and sleek device weighs just 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a pocket or purse. The Galaxy Tab includes 32 16 GB of internal storage and offers microSD expansion to allow for up to 32 GB of additional storage.

“We are excited to have the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab join our growing portfolio of Galaxy-branded devices,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first truly mobile tablet on the market, allowing users to comfortably hold the device in one hand while typing or navigating the Web with the other.”

Outstanding Entertainment Options

The Galaxy Tab supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to deliver an enhanced content experience and allow users to engage with thousands of sites with rich Adobe Flash Player compatible applications and content including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. Plus, the device is designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go, and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab includes access to Media Hub, Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. The biggest and best names in entertainment, including CBS, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. provide new release movies, next day TV episodes and full TV show seasons to the robust Media Hub library. Media Hub also promotes content sharing, including the ability to send purchased films and TV programming to as many as five devices that carry the Media Hub application.


Google Services & Social Hub

Services like Google Maps™ Navigation and Google Goggles are available on Google’s Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Maps™, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. Google Goggles™ is a powerful, visual search tool that uses the Samsung GALAXY Tab’s camera to uncover information – an image of a landmark or artwork is automatically used to perform a search, delivering relevant content like a description or history. In addition, with a camera, users can enjoy various augmented reality services which are downloadable in the application market. Plus, Galaxy Tab users have full access to more than 150,000 applications available for download from the Android Market™.

The Galaxy Tab keep users organized and connected with Samsung’s Social Hub application. Social Hub works with the user’s Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization.

Samsung Galaxy Product Portfolio
The WiFi Galaxy Tab joins other popular products under the premium Samsung Galaxy brand, including the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy 8.9, Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0 and the portfolio of Galaxy S smartphones.
 

 
There are 26 comments

goblueboy says:

Y U NO HONEYCOMB YET

n64kps says:

Here ya go:

http://oi56.tinypic.com/2irfv7.jpg

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB

Y U NO HAVE HONEYCOMB

bganga says:

It might be too late for this, with lots of honeycomb options not too far away.

johncihak says:

Completely agree. 6 months too late. Why would anyone buy this instead of a dual core Honeycomb tablet? Or if you're cheap, there's lots of $200 Android 2.2 tablets available.

Animus_3.0 says:

Too little, too late IMO

pearljam5000 says:

is it dual core?

wormeyman says:

How hackable is it? can you install Gingerbread or honeycomb api on it?

ygoose says:

The gtab is still a very fine piece of hardware. I own one and it does everything i want it to do. A cheap wifi only gtab at home will shure make its job.

Honeycomb only makes sense on large tablets. And dualcore seems to me more like a marketing solution for a non existing problem ;-) The bottleneck on my gtab are slow mobile connections, not the cpu performance.

weehooherod says:

That's not really true. Load a page on your gTab and on your computer at the same time on the same wifi network. Your computer will load it faster.

dchawk81 says:

Yeah the WiFi/mobile data pulls info down but the browser needs the processor to render it. 3G could certainly be a bottleneck though.

You ideally want both to be fast rather than just one or the other.

ygoose says:

try using a faster browser ;-) Opera loading from cache: instant display

Cubfan says:

Is this 802.11n or g? If it's N, then I think I want one. This is the perfect size and light as a Kindle or Nook Color. In fact, don't know why anyone would want the Nook with this available.

Then again, that Asus Transform looks pretty tasty.

Kage87Z says:

Uuuhhhh because the NC is essentially the same thing for $100 less?

There. Glad I could help.

Cubfan says:

Essentially? Uhh, no. While trying to be a smartass, apparently you overlooked the cameras and the GPS in the tab.

Glad I could help.

bbarend says:

Hahahaha nice one. The Tab has a faster processor and a way nicer screen too.

kinster02 says:

Make it the 8.9 and you have a deal other than that i'll pass.

rugbyua9 says:

"Just seven inches of Android 2.2 goodness." said the Android to the iPad.

Cubfan says:

If seven inches is good enough for Phil, it's good enough for me. :)

oldpueblo says:

The "Powered by Android OS" is nice and ambiguous enough to say to me "we don't want to advertise it's outdated OS". Hey guys, check out this badass new computer and it comes with Vista!

Chief85 says:

So let's go over this, shall we:

For $350, I can get an outdated tablet with inferior hardware, a 7" screen, and FROYO.

And in a short while, for a mere $50 more, I can get a 10.1" dual-core honeycomb tablet from Asus.

Yea, keep dreaming Samsung. You'd have to be a sucker to go for this.

r-nice says:

People are really salty towards Samsung. I think this would be a good pickup for someone who just wants to browse the web and watch YouTube.

curney says:

I love my tab. Way better than the nook color. Its really nice hardware.

Cubfan says:

Sucker? What if someone actually prefers the 7" size. I think it's perfect, and I'm not a fan of Honeycomb... I prefer Froyo because everything works.

Edit: Actually, my favorite is Gingerbread. If you can put CM7 on this, I'm in for sure.

Chief85 says:

Then wait for HTC's offering. The hardware will be new, and I can't imagine it being priced THAT much higher than this.

This kind of old hardware and software should be sold at ~$300.

Chief85 says:

Then wait for HTC's offering. The hardware will be new, and I can't imagine it being priced THAT much higher than this.

This kind of old hardware and software should be sold at ~$300.