Apr 06 AT 2:24 PM Clark Wimberly 27 Comments

WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab priced $349, releasing next week

If you follow the comments on most blogs reporting on almost any tablet, you’ll notice a steady stream of users clamoring for a WiFi-only version. It seems like a pretty large chunk of people don’t want the extra device costs and especially don’t want another monthly carrier bill. It seems Samsung is finally listening and is gearing up to release a WiFi-only version of the popular 7-inch Galaxy Tab in several retail locations and online as early as next week.

On April 10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available for $349 from various retailers and while the specs have stayed mostly the same (Android 2.2, 7-inch TFT display) we thought the WiFi-only option might get some of you excited. Anyone considering picking this thing up? Check the press release below for more details.

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DALLAS, April 6, 2011—Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, announced today that several retail stores and Web sites will carry the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ by April 10, offering customers the opportunity to buy this powerful and compact mobile tablet for $349.99. Consumers can visit http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab for a complete list of retail outlets selling the WiFi Galaxy Tab.

The Galaxy Tab is powered by the Android™ 2.2 platform and has a 7-inch TFT display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The super-light and sleek device weighs just 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a pocket or purse. The Galaxy Tab includes 32 GB of internal storage and offers microSD expansion to allow for up to 32 GB of additional storage.

“We are excited to have the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab join our growing portfolio of Galaxy-branded devices,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first truly mobile tablet on the market, allowing users to comfortably hold the device in one hand while typing or navigating the Web with the other.”

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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