Top 11 Specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab
Android tablets are an emerging hot trend in the wireless and hardware sectors, as the industry braces for the release of several impressive mobile devices running the mobile Linux OS. Right now, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is grabbing headlines for being the first viable challenger to Apple's iPad. Here HardwareCentral.com highlights all the reasons why the Tab is slated to be successful when it comes to market in the coming months. What do you call something smaller than a tablet? According to Samsung, it's just a tab -- and the company's Galaxy Tab is being buzzed about as the first genuine rival to Apple's iPad. At 13 ounces, the 7-inch Galaxy is half the weight of the near-10-inch Apple tablet and small enough, Samsung says, to fit into a jeans back pocket or the inside pocket of a jacket. Here are some reasons the Galaxy Tab is attracting attention. Rather than being offered in an exclusive deal like Apple's with AT&T, the Samsung will be available everywhere you turn around, with all four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon -- offering the device and data plans at prices to be announced this holiday season. The Android 2.2 OS-based Galaxy Tab's specs include a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, 2GB of onboard memory, and a 16GB microSD storage card (expandable to a 32GB flash card). The 7-inch touch screen features 1,024 by 600 resolution.