T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America have announced the first mobile tablet in T-Mobile’s Android portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Said to be a powerful, entertainment device ideal for home or on the go, the Galaxy Tab features a seven-inch touch screen, a speedy processor and the Android 2.2 operating system all in a sleek and compact form factor.
The Galaxy Tab features a WSVGA enhanced TFT display combined with 3D-like graphics and full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games. Running on T-Mobile’s network and with built-in support for Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab’s portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and entertainment or experiencing thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications. In addition, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab will include the Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor supporting Web browsing, a rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing, and a front-facing camera for video chat.
“On the heels of our popular Samsung Vibrant, we are excited to work with Samsung yet again to offer another premium Android-powered device to our customers,” said Britt Wehrman, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “Tablets are a natural extension of our mobile broadband portfolio as T-Mobile continues to provide customers with new and compelling ways to enjoy Web and entertainment while on the move.”
The Galaxy Tab also provides easy access for downloading and listening to music, updating social networking status in real time, navigating with Google Maps, and staying connected to friends and family through e-mail, text, IM, and video chat. Similar to the rich experience on the Samsung Vibrant, the Galaxy Tab will feature Samsung’s Social Hub application, as well as Samsung’s new Media Hub content service, providing access to a robust library of premium movies and TV episodes.