Samsung Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab
in the U.S with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Samsung's Galaxy TAb will be sold through Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and AT&T, which also carries the iPad.
The first mobile tablet from Samsung shares many of the characteristics of the Galaxy S smart phone lineup that launched this summer.
The Galaxy Tab features an 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and Web browsing and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat while on-the-go.
The Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2, including full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Just like the Galaxy S smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung?s Social Hub application and the new Media Hub content service, offering a collection of movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies.
The Korean electronics giant has secured deals with Viacom's MTV Networks and Paramount and NBC Universal, which ComCast Corp is buying, to buy or stream TV episodes, full television seasons, and new and old movies.
Samsung and the service providers - AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Verizon Wireless Inc. - didn't say how much the Galaxy Tab will cost, or exactly when it will be on sale.
Verizon Wireless said in a statement that it will start selling it "in the coming weeks," and Sprint said it will do so "this fall." T-Mobile and AT&T said they plan to sell it this holiday season.