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Samsung trumpets embedded extras for Galaxy Tab

by Sarah Griffiths on 28 October 2010, 15:11

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Hubs and spec

The tablet features a number of ‘hubs' to organise content. The ‘readers hub' consolidates different reading apps such as eBooks and various magazines and newspapers. The hub is powered by Kobo, PressDisplay and Zinio, with over 2 million books including 1.8m freebies, 2,500 magazines and 1,600 newspapers available from launch.

Meanwhile, the ‘social hub' contains Samsung's phonebook, social networking accounts, IM services and calendar details on one platform, and as previously reported, the Galaxy Tab's ‘music hub' is powered by 7digital, going head-to-head with Apple's iTunes. Being an Android tablet, it is also packed with Google Mobile services including Google Maps and Google Goggles.

 Simon Stanford, MD of Mobile at Samsung UK and Ireland said: "We wanted great content to be available at launch to really show what the Tab can do and give consumers simple access to everything they want. We're delighted to be working with leading brands in their respective fields such as The FT, WHSmith and Gameloft, to enhance the Galaxy Tab user experience."

Here is a table of the Galaxy Tab's specifications, including the added extras.

 

Network

 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz 

OS

 Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Display

7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)

Processor

Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540

Camera

 3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash

 1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony

Value-added

Features

 Android MarketTM and Samsung Apps for more applications and contents

 Readers Hub, Media Hub* , Music Hub*, Social Hub*

 *Availability will be decided by market preference

 Adobe Flash 10.1 player support

Full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget

Connectivity

 30 pin connector / micro SD

WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth® 3.0

Sensor

 Gyroscope sensor, Geo-magnetic sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor

Memory

 16GB / 32GB internal memory, upto 32GB external memory slot

 RAM: 512 MB

Size

 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g

Battery

4,000mAh  (7 hour movie play)

 



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What's this ridiculous Full HD video playback on a device with a screen not even capable of 1280x720, and no obvious HDMI-out?
And the fact they are £500 apparently.
My moneys going towards the Archos 101 tbh…