There are load of rumors and leaks about the Samsung Android tablet – the Galaxy Tab since several months ago, however, those leak and rumors can be halted right now because Samsung has officially released the Galaxy Tab and announcing the full specs as well as what it can do with the Android 2.2 Froyo OS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab has a multi-touch 7-inch WSVGA TFT screen that support 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, and the Galaxy Tab is actually a massive phone similar to ViewSonic ViewPad 7 that can do both video and voice calls directly on the tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab can even send text message (SMS), Picture Messages (MMS) and email with its built-in function. It’s really a fully functional phone that has a massive screen.
For making calls, Galaxy Tab can detect quadband network, GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps and it can connect to the Internet via WiFi b/g/n. You can also hook the Galaxy Tab up with Bluetooth 3.0 devices, or any other DLNA-certified gadgets.
For entertainment, Samsung Galaxy Tab can be used to watch HD 1080p movies, or play music files with the built-in player (support MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MIDI and more!). It can also download application from Samsung Apps to expand the possibilities.
It looks like a worthy challenger to iPad, however, I guess there is no way for Samsung Apps to be able to compete with the massive library of iPad Apps that has reached hundreds thousands with thousands of new apps being added on each day.
This Samsung Galaxy Tab will start selling on October, but no pricing details yet until today. Let’s hope it can be much cheaper than iPad, if competing with iPad is Samsung’s aim from the first place.