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Samsung Galaxy Tab Made Official for All 4 Major Carriers (Updated)

Samsung just started their big Media Hub event in NYC and minutes before dropped a presser for the Samsung Tab.  It will definitely be landing on all 4 carriers including Verizon.  Oh, and there is already talk of a wi-fi only version.  Stay tuned!

Update:  5:00PM – For all of us Verizon heads, some details you may care about:

  • No LTE (4G) on this version
  • No pricing at this time, each carrier will announce
  • Wall Street journal says between $200-300.  (link)
  • Wi-fi only option confirmed, but not for which carriers
  • Will allow Android Market downloads
  • No mention of Bing
  • Carriers do have option to put custom software on (meaning Skype hopefully)

Longest press release in history after the break.  

SAMSUNG MOBILE EXPANDS GALAXY PRODUCT PORTFOLIO WITH LAUNCH OF SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB™ WITH MULTIPLE U.S. CARRIERS

Designed as a true mobile tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab™ powered by 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2 platform with Flash Player 10.1 and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat support landing soon with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

DALLAS, September 16, 2010 -Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The first mobile tablet from Samsung shares many of the powerful characteristics of the Galaxy S smart phone lineup that launched this summer. The Galaxy Tab is designed with several enhancements to create a unique mobile experience that other products can’t deliver.

The Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat while on-the-go. The Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2™, including full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. Just like the Galaxy S smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung’s Social Hub application and the new Media Hub content service, offering a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies.

“The addition of Galaxy Tab to the Galaxy product portfolio is a powerful proof point of Samsung’s commitment to bring new and innovative mobile experiences to U.S. consumers,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. “The 7-inch display and thin, lightweight design, combined with premium content and productivity tools makes the Galaxy Tab a true mobile tablet that is as comfortable to use standing on a crowded train as it is relaxing on the couch at home. The Galaxy Tab is perfect for watching a movie, reading an e-book or catching up with your favorite TV shows or chatting with an old friend. Plus, the Tab’s design makes it completely pocketable in your pants or jacket.”

Powerful Display, Portable Design
The Galaxy Tab’s 7-inch display features enhanced TFT technology, offering brighter colors and clearer pictures, whether watching a movie or reading a book. The display delivers 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution, offering full support to the Android 2.2 operating system. With support for Flash Player 10.1, the Galaxy Tab delivers an enhanced content experience when compared to other tablets currently available in the U.S. Users can engage with thousands of sites with rich Flash based applications and content including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. Samsung’s mobile tablet also provides access to the more than 80,000 applications currently available on the Android Market™.

Many of the built-in productivity services and Android applications are scalable to fit the Galaxy Tab’s full 7-inch screen. For example, the user’s email, calendar and contacts will all rotate from portrait to landscape format through the tablet’s accelerometer and then open as a split-screen to create a PC or laptop viewing experience on the Tab. Likewise, many Android Market applications will open in full screen. Non-scalable Android Market applications will be framed and centered on the Galaxy Tab screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is designed for people who want a premium mobile entertainment experience on the go, but don’t want to be weighed down by a bulky device. The Galaxy Tab fits in a pocket or purse, weighs only 13 ounces and is 12 millimeters thin. Those super-light and sleek dimensions, matched with the 7-inch touchscreen display allows the Galaxy Tab to easily fit into a jeans’ backpocket or the inside pocket of a jacket. The compact design of Galaxy Tab also makes it easy for the user to type on the virtual keyboard with both thumbs or with one hand using Swype technology to type with one continuous finger motion across the keyboard.

Two Cameras, One-on-One Video Chat
The Galaxy Tab is designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go and sharing with family and friends. The Tab is also outfitted with a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder, enabling video chat with other people who have video conferencing capabilities. Users can align the Galaxy Tab with video chat clients including Qik and Fring and seamlessly talk with other people over a WiFi connection.

Google Mobile Services Benefits
Services like Google Maps™ Navigation (Beta) 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.

Samsung Social Hub Simplifies
Just like the Samsung Galaxy S smart phone portfolio, the Galaxy Tab keep users 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.

Additional features of the Galaxy Tab include:
• Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and schedules.
• Impressive Onboard & Expandable Memory: Galaxy Tab can add 32 GB of external memory to store and manage your favorite video content and pictures.
• AllShare DLNA Technology: Take video or pictures shot with Galaxy Tab and send content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices (HDTVs, laptops, PC monitors, etc.)
• Document Viewer & Editor: Open and make changes to any Word, Excel, Powerpoint or PDF document
• 4,000 mAh Battery: Super-sized battery provides ample power to watch movies, share content and surf the Web

Samsung Media Hub – Entertaining the Masses
In addition, the Galaxy Tab will include future access to Media Hub, Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. Samsung is working with the biggest and best names in entertainment, including MTV Networks, NBC, Paramount and Universal Studios Home Entertainment to assemble a full library of movies and TV programming, including new release films, next day TV episodes and even full TV show seasons. Media Hub also allows the user to expand the entertainment experience, allowing content purchased to permanently own to be shared with up to five devices that carry the Media Hub application.

Premium Accessories Portfolio
To enhance the Galaxy Tab user experience even further, a set of accessories designed specifically for the mobile tablet are available for purchase from www.Samsung.com including:

Keyboard Dock – $99.99
• Ergonomic, comfortable full-size keyboard with 7″ Galaxy Tab replaceable inserts that doubles as a charger for power and synchronization of media and data
• Dock contains convenient stereo audio output jack for connecting to speakers or home stereo
Desktop Dock – $49.99
• Doubles as a Galaxy Tab charger using the Micro USB wall adapter that comes with the Tab; allows users to view movies, display as a digital picture frame and listen to music
• HDMI output to view HD content on HDTV enabled with 1080p resolution and provides HDTV connection to play content from the Galaxy Tab to a television
Car/GPS Dock – $99.99
• Conveniently positions 7″ Galaxy Tab display screen inside car for turn-by-turn GPS navigation instructions and traffic updates
• Attachable to either the windshield or car dashboard and rotates freely between landscape and portrait modes

Upcoming Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio of mobile tablets from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will be available in the coming months. For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxytab.

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Via:  Samsung

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS322IP6AVODFJX5WASSVIRGPI Willie B

    wat r yall talking about

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS322IP6AVODFJX5WASSVIRGPI Willie B

    wat r yall talking about

  • Kilrdroid

    Seriously? You think Apple was the first? I was using a HP tablet 8 years ago for work. Apple may have timed it better waiting for better hardware, but they are hardly innovating.

  • Hogasswildmc

    So they can tell you the price of the accessories but not the device? What stupidity is that?

    Also do not need a 4th frickin data plan. They know they are raping us, and until we go minimalist or start churn wars on the carriers they won't learn to come up with better plan packaging.

  • Michael

    btw, I'm going out to buy the new iPod touch. woohoo!

  • Michael

    I personally think there's no other better product out there other than Apple, but one thing that annoys the crap out of me about Apple is the fact that they are overpriced and just milks the consumer's pocket little by little. Stingy Steve has got to stop if he wants to keep up with Android's competition!

  • Michael

    yeah, but was the 1st to launch his product successfully! It's quite sad hardly anyone knows, or heard about Archos 5 tablet. I personally never heard of it until you just mentioned it. Somethings not right with their marketing strategy!

  • ericsorensen

    Not on the Verizon version, that's for sure – unless they can eat away at your expensive minutes while you're on video chat.

    When will we ever get rid of the phone system and put all voice and video communication through the internet?

  • Kilrdroid

    Seriously? You think Apple was the first? I was using a HP tablet 8 years ago for work. Apple may have timed it better waiting for better hardware, but they are hardly innovating.

  • Hogasswildmc

    So they can tell you the price of the accessories but not the device? What stupidity is that?

    Also do not need a 4th frickin data plan. They know they are raping us, and until we go minimalist or start churn wars on the carriers they won't learn to come up with better plan packaging.

  • ericsorensen

    Not on the Verizon version, that's for sure – unless they can eat away at your expensive minutes while you're on video chat.

    When will we ever get rid of the phone system and put all voice and video communication through the internet?

  • JohnPA2006

    Hardware wise, The Samsung Tab is awesome.
    But if they think people want to sign YET ANOTHER CONTRACT
    to get this device, its going to hurt the sales.
    Sell this thing, wifi only, and make it under $400 or $500
    Otherwise buying a laptop or netbook will STILL be the best option.
    Unless of course your a rich person who just buys everything.

  • ryanallaire

    Personally, i hope droid is coming out with a 10″ beast!!

  • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

    Can't decide if I want to get this or the Moto tablet (definitely going to wait to see the Moto tablet before making a call on that one) OR wait for Gingerbread…If that comes out super optimized for tablets I'll really regret spending the money now…

  • bigmanmax

    I'm waiting for an Android 3.0 tablet, based on Google's comments about 2.2 not being for tablets. I suspect that 3.0 will bring alot more to the table for tablets… but unlike alot of you brand fanbois… I'll decide which tablet to buy based on price, and the quality of the products available.

  • gafrican

    A macbook air? Does anyone one actually use those things anymore. It basically has the same functionality of the iPad, but cost waaaaay more.

  • c_hack

    Total cost = $30/month x 24 months + $250 = $970. No way. Give us a wifi only model!

    • kansasorpat

      I agree especially since I'm already paying the $30/month for my Droid X. I'd just get the wi-fi version and tether it to my Droid X. Too bad the wifi version is going to probably cost $600+ because there is no carrier, but that's still better then $970.

  • DrDick

    I want to touch it for my self. I bet it is a pretty cool little gadget. Sucks the keyboard is a hundo. Would probably still buy it with the tab tho

  • The350zWolf

    You know looking at the specs the tab is not much better than the droidx or d2. In fact if you can get a 7″ tft screen that supports HDMI the droidx is equivalent to the tab

  • Crookedmarc

    everybody is gripping about the carrier contract and screaming “droid tab” but don't you think that the “droid tab” will have the same issue? I mean this is big red we are talking about….

  • Michael

    Why is it that Apple always seem to manage in coming out with an innovating gadget first, and then rest follows? For example: I cannot think of any other smartphone prior to iPhone that made their mark in the market. Same can be said about iPad. Someone help me out here. Prior to iPad, can anyone think of any other product that can claim their product started this pad or tab?

    Whether we love or hate Apple, gotta give them credit for seemingly being the first in setting direction in today's technology. What I don't like about Apple is the fact that they milk every dollar out from consumer's pocket by throwing a little bone here and there.

    Shame on you Steve J., but I'm still a big fan! Now stop being so stingy and keep up with your competitors by offering full package on your products!

    • sylent101

      Android tablets were in the works and talked about prior to the ipads release. There are plenty on low end Android tablets discussed on engadget. Apple just got around to it first I suppose, setting the bar quite high the iPad is pretty nice. At first I thought it was mostly a larger ipod touch but the UI is quite impressive.

      • Michael

        It's always the case isn't it? People say there were other existing similar products, yet for some reason their products never really got around of being launched to the market if what you're saying is true.

        As a conclusion, gotta hand it to Apple for seemingly being the first to grab attention, and making it look like everyone else is following their path!

    • Droid_X

      Actually like them or hate them the Archos 5 internet tablet has been out sine 2009. i have one and it is not bad for a first attempt.

      I like the ip*d, but Mr J*bs did not create the wheel.

      • Michael

        yeah, but was the 1st to launch his product successfully! It's quite sad hardly anyone knows, or heard about Archos 5 tablet. I personally never heard of it until you just mentioned it. Somethings not right with their marketing strategy!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

      I'm perfectly fine with Apple setting the bar with innovation, because, as much as I hate J*obs and Co., they always put out a good product. That just gives Moto and other companies a reason to try and beat them out by making a better product. I am still yet to find a product that can replace my i*od Touch, but I personally don't see the necessity of blowing money on a tablet product when I already have a Droid and a laptop, especially with a limited budget

      • Michael

        I personally think there's no other better product out there other than Apple, but one thing that annoys the crap out of me about Apple is the fact that they are overpriced and just milks the consumer's pocket little by little. Stingy Steve has got to stop if he wants to keep up with Android's competition!

      • Michael

        btw, I'm going out to buy the new iPod touch. woohoo!

  • sylent101

    I don't know.. I just can't respect Samsung.. lol I have no clue why but I 'd never buy one of these

    • Michael

      Way to prove and justify as to why you don't like Samsung there sylent101. So easy to lay back and just criticize isn't it? Do me a favor, make a difference, create, and bring it into market..then you have my respect in your opinions.

      • sylent101

        I didn't ask for your respect.. who are you?some guy named mike ?lol. I don't have to justify my reasons as to why I don't like Samsung, I have my opinions if you don't like it turn up your nose at my comment and continue your day ..I don't really care if I'm hurting your feelings by voicing my opinions.

        But since you obviously love Samsung why don't you provide some evidence to show me why I shouldnt dislike Samsung? from where I'm looking you did the same thing I did.

        • Michael

          You're not hurting my feelings at all. I just despise people who can easily sit back and criticize about things, yet they themselves don't come up with any of their own creation.

          To prove my point about Samsung, they've been coming out with numerous cellphones over a decade that kept up with the trend, and they still do today with their smartphones. If you get a chance, visit Korea and see how impressive their products are that you will never see here in U.S.

          Not only do they make mobile phones, but they've managed to come out with impressive LED 1/2″ flat screen tv's thats got all its competitor's attention. They have a vast lineup of electronics that will continue to grow and influence in today's world and its technology. What other company do you know that makes mobile phones, tv's, blu ray players, home appliances, etc?

          I rest my case. So now its your turn to explain to us as to why you don't like Samsung. All I'm asking is for you to validate your opinion.

  • Dongwenal

    Im not buying until they get LTE OR 4G.That include cell or tab.

  • Kyle Gumm

    They are saying it will not have telephony….. this not a really big phone!?!

  • Am0795

    Hmmm, maybe because its 200 dollars cheaper than the crap pad….but…..id need to root it and theres no point since i have a dx and an evo 4g soon….is there? Oh i mean i also have a macbook air coming soon. so…..

    • Michael

      Crap pad? haha, would love to see you come up with something better, rather than just using your words to easily discredit an impressive device.

    • http://www.gpscardvd.com/wholesale-car-gps-dvd-players-car-gps-dvd-for-nissan_c2477 dvd car gps nissan

      It’s just plain too small for me

  • Brandon Wells17

    Not impressed with Samsung at all.
    Will wait for the second or third generation Moto tablet.

    Own a D1. Now drooling over the D2 and X!!

  • DarthRogue

    I'm waiting to get a new phone and get a tablet until I can get something with 4g, especially because we know that vzw and all the other carriers are going to put a contract on this. Although I do want a 7″ tablet, because then if you wear cargo pants like me, it is still pocketable. Also, check out the OQO, it's a bit old, and the company went out of business, but I have one and it's pretty cool. Now I just need to find a way to not have it run slow on winxp sp3… and yes, it runs windows

  • Joe

    Can you get this without a carrier? If you are forced to have a monthly carrier charge, then this product is going to fail miserably! Everybody already has a phone so why the heck would you spend a monthly cost on a tablet! If there is a carrier free tablet then this is a great thing, but if you have to sign up for contract then this this will fail fail fail.

  • Goldinchild

    We can't forget the way the Android OS is formatted right now, the largest screens size to utilize all aspects of the OS is 7 inches

  • Mikeyoungblood84

    I have an interview at samsung semiconductor tomorrow. Discount?

  • Mrpicolas

    Holy press releases batman i'm sleepy now

  • ogdroider

    Ok so how are we suppose to type in this? it too small for a hand keyboard. and to big for a fingerkeyboard

    • jeesung

      the $100 keyboard dock, of course! ;-)

      • Willie Bradley55

        wats up

    • I1dealife

      swype technology. I can’t text worth a damn and I tried the swype feature on the fascinate and droid X and its so fluid that I anticipate it will be even better on a 7″ screen vs. a 4 or 4.3″ screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Kramer/1206232397 Jack Kramer

    are waiting see the design or for purchace.

    motorola sucks!!!!!!!! fyi

    • DarthRogue

      If you hate moto, then you are in the wrong place… Leave… Now

    • Michael

      I wouldn't say it sucks, it's just not as smooth as Apple products. Now does it have more options and features than Apple, of course, but that's because Steve J is egotistic and stingy when it comes to his own products.

  • Nickespi12

    bullcrap TO HAVE IT A CARRIER device..It should already be offered to the market wifi only..

  • Droidecar

    Can you get one sans carrier?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Kramer/1206232397 Jack Kramer

    samsung blows cause they can't update their mobile phone at least once.

  • Gambrel022

    DAMMIT! Why can't they just do it and do it right… C'MON MOTOROLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok, this thing IS pretty sweet… showed my wife and told her I wanted one… she said How Much? I said… ummmmm then read the posts… is it just me or is 7″ a bit small??? yet 10″ seems a bit large for what this is. 8.5″???

  • http://Deodexed.com Deodexed

    I would choose this instead “ViewSonic shows off its G tablet available in October http://bit.ly/9Hx0Ni

  • Danny

    This would be amazing if it supported Google's in-browser Gmail Video chat. Any chance on that happening?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    7 inches is too small and too big at the same time, its like they started towards a tablet than chickened out and made it 7 inches.

    • The350zWolf

      That's what she said! 8^)

      • Desmo916

        She never said that to me.

        • Anonymous

          As samsung officially states — The final price will all depend on the subsidy you will be using. Actually, without the subsidy its price could go as low as 400 USD only!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS322IP6AVODFJX5WASSVIRGPI Willie B

            hey

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS322IP6AVODFJX5WASSVIRGPI Willie B

        wats up

    • t3lancer2007

      It's just plain too small for me

      • The350zWolf

        She said that too! ;^)

  • Timmah

    What to do if you just bought an iPad? xD

    • DarthRogue

      Sell it… What else?

    • http://www.ellerbestyle.com ELLERBESTYLE

      Take it back if it is within the window.

  • http://twitter.com/teardropcity matt wheeler

    No price?!

    • kellex

      No price yet. We're waiting on that.

    • jeesung

      probably will vary by carrier.

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    u know verizon and moto will drop a Droid Tablet… marketing is everything and the Droid line sells

  • marquesb82

    Verizon baby!

  • Mlbphillies20

    2nd :)

  • http://twitter.com/whiteblazer00 Dave Weilacher

    don't look bad, but i'm waiting on the motorola tablet.

    • kellex

      I'm with ya.

  • Hr_king

    Yup