Last week, Samsung announced that they would release the WiFi-only version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab by April 10, and our old friend is now to be found in a few online retailers listed at Samsung’s site. As before mentioned, the device is going for $349.99, which is sure a price that would have worked perfectly if it was released along with the 3G versions.
WiFi-Only Samsung Galaxy Tab (7-inch) Specs:
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- 1 GHz A8 Cortex Processor
- 7.0” capacitive touchscreen – WWSVGA / 1024×600
- 16 GB of internal memory (up to 32 GB microSD expandable)
- 3 MP rear-facing camera / 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- USB 2.0
- Bluetooth 2.1
About 5 months have passed since the Galaxy Tab came to every major carrier in the U.S. Technology grows rapidly, especially within the Android world, and waiting that long for this product was simply too much. For a slightly higher price, tablets like the Acer Iconia Tab A500 ($450), or the ASUS Eee Pad Tranformer ($400), are coming out with dual-core processors, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and overall much better specs than the Galaxy Tab (Some people even prefer the Nook Color, which is actually intended to be used as a reader).
Whether you like the device or not, it is still another choice in the catalog, and choices are definitely good for the market. The Galaxy Tab may actually be a good choice for someone who does not care much for Honeycomb, or the extra specs that the new tablets sport. The 7-inch size is actually preferred by many users, so they might even ignore all the stronger, bigger tablets. So, are you excited to finally be able to purchase this device? Or is it too little, too late?