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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Samsung launches Galaxy Tab tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad

Samsung has unveiled its first tablet PC, Galaxy Tab, at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin. With the launch of the company’s first tablet device, Samsung's Galaxy Tab is perhaps going to take on Apple’s iPad.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab is a perfect device that will help users to read e-books, newspapers, and allows voice video communication, SMS, MMS and email. Samsung has tied up with three different apps for e-reading. It will allow PressDisplay for news, Kobo for e-books, and Zinio for magazines.

Sporting 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, the Tab is half the size of the iPad. This small device is easy to carry because it can be hold with one hand in Kindle-esque fashion. Because of its small size, it will be easier to use than the iPad when the user on the go.

Featuring Android 2.2, it will also be able to support the latest version of Adobe Flash. Its’ connectivity feature includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Weighing 13.8 ounce, the device mentions how much lighter is than the iPad tablet. The device is powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor. However, its HD video content is supported by a wide range of multimedia formats.

Like the iPad, the Tab uses similar keyboard layout, but it is too small for the pseudo-touch typing. However, users can type using thumb finger without facing too much trouble.

It also has a 3 megapixel camera on the back with a flash and auto-focus. It also includes a 1.3 megapixel user-facing camera.

Let’s see if it can take on Apple iPad’s dominance.

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