Samsung Announces Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab

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We didn’t think Samsung would unveil the Galaxy Tab 2 at CES 2011, especially so soon after releasing the Android tablet in the States, and it seems our hunch was correct as it did not announce a follow up, but rather finally took the wraps off the Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab.Samsung Galaxy Tab

For those new to the tablet scene, the Galaxy Tab has a seven-inch screen (1024 x 600) and 16 GB of internal storage. It supports Adobe Flash 10.1 and of course, runs Google Android 2.2 (Froyo). It has a rear and front-facing camera for video conferencing and complete Android Market access.

In fact, the only difference between the Galaxy Tab TabletPCReview reviewed (and reviewed again) and this new device, is that the new device does not support 3G. It’s Wi-Fi only.

Samsung did not disclose pricing, but the 3G Galaxy Tab ranges in price from $200 with a two-year carrier contract to $500 and more without. Samsung claims the device will ship in Q1 2011.

Samsung also announced that CBS content will be coming to the Samsung Media Hub, including the television series, CSI, NCIS, and Survivor. Until Netflix and Hulu come to the Android Market (DRM issues are keeping them away), the Samsung Media Hub is one of the few outlets for streaming content to the Galaxy Tab.

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