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WiFi-Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Headed to Stores in Q1 2011

The wifi-only Galaxy Tab was just announced here at CES and will be released some time in the first quarter of 2011.  No pricing has been offered, but you’ve got to figure it’ll come under the $499 price-tag that Verizon is selling the 3G version at.  And nothing else has really changed, we’re hoping that it just finds a stellar price point.

Press release after the break.  

LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available for purchase in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2011.

The Galaxy Tab runs on Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) and features a 7-inch TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution. The lightweight and sleek device weighs only 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a jacket pocket or purse. . The Galaxy Tab includes 16GB of internal storage and has microSD expansion for up to 32 GB of additional storage. The Tab also supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to deliver an enhanced content experience with access to thousands of Web sites packed with complex Flash-based applications and content. The Galaxy Tab’s Flash content support includes games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. The Galaxy Tab is also designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go, as well as a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.

“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.”

Powered by Android 2.2, the Galaxy Tab offers services like Google Maps™  with Navigation (Beta) and Google Goggles™, as well as access to more than 100,000 applications currently available for download on Android Market™.  Just like the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone 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. Information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar ™and social networking services are merged into a single interface for easy organization.

Additional features of the Galaxy Tab include:

- Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and schedules.
- Impressive 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 the original 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

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q3 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.

Android, Google Maps, Google Goggles, and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc.

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.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics

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 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 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 visitwww.samsung.com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    yep moto just killed the TAB

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    yep moto just killed the TAB

  • http://twitter.com/careace CareAce

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  • Carter91

    Should have had a WiFi only option at launch. It’s to late now. Samsung loses.

  • Anonymous

    u gotta figure the moto tab will be about the mid to upper 5′s price range. just high enough to undercut the i*ad. so a complete guess at pricing the wifi only (considering 3g now 499) = 399. still too much though! considering the forthcoming options ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skye-Villanueva/100000564263407 Skye Villanueva

    this will get honeycomb!!!!

    • The350zWolf

      No if indeed honeycomb requires a dual processor

    • Roshizzle

      hold your breath. i dare you.

  • Zach

    Too late at this point, rather get the Moto tablet.

  • Maansova

    I wouldn’t buy one of this with all the new tablets coming out and with honeycom!

    • The350zWolf

      Ditto that. Now that Honeycomb will be ported on the fasted pads, the STab seems like old hat.

  • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

    After seeing Honeycomb, No Thank You.

  • Mr.Joe

    Isn’t the $499 Verizon version subsidized though? Since you have to pay for data? So wouldn’t the WiFi only version be more?

    • Anonymous

      VZW’s Tabs are not subsidized. You don’t have to have a data plan. Regardless, as a happy Tab owner, I wouldn’t suggest anyone buy a Tab at this point. While I love the device, it will be my last Samsung mobile device. I said that after my Omnia, but got too excited about the Tab… Even if the rumor about Honeycomb requiring dual-core is wrong, I doubt Samsung will get around to updating the Tab in my lifetime…

      • Mr.Joe

        Huh? So you like the tab but you dont’?

        • Anonymous

          I love my Tab, but I bought it the day it was released. I’ve been enjoying it for two months, and I was under the assumption that it would get Honeycomb. It’s a lot of fun as is, so no Honeycomb won’t make it useless. However, if I was going to make a purchase today, I’d wait for a dual-core tablet. I hope that makes sense.

          • Mr.Joe

            Yeah, so then why is this your last Samsung product?

          • Anonymous

            I’m sure I’ll purchase another Samsung product, but it won’t be a mobile device. My impression is that Samsung is rather poor at updating mobile devices. Oh… and I don’t like Korea’s short track speed skating team… JK :)

      • Anonymous

        Do not worry! The developers at XDA will surely think of something. :)