Apr 11 AT 2:08 PM Edgar Cervantes 12 Comments

WiFi Only 7-inch Galaxy Tab is finally available for purchase

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?

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Via: Phandroid

Source: Samsung

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website Noel

    When it comes to tabs 7 inch is my prefered size…8.9 i can deal with as well. I hope HTC or Samsung will make a 1.5 Gb dual core Honeycomb 7 incher the next time around. For phones my ideal size is 4 inches and for tabs 7 or 8.9 inches. Portability is key..you don’t want a device that is too combersome to carry around. Give it 2 or 3 Gb of Ram and 32 or 64Gb onboard memory, with a micro SD slot of 32 to 64Gb. Tabs needs to have more memory not the meager stuff i see on some.

    • http://Website Tina

      7 inch is my prefered size as well

  • http://Website Should be Taylor

    “Technology is grows rapidly, especially within the Android world, and that amount of waiting just simply seems too long.”

    -Awesome…U got sum righting skillz…

    • Edgar Cervantes

      I am sorry about that. Thank you for letting me know.

    • http://Website Mark

      It’s a fucking typo, you over righteous cock. I’m sure you’ve never made a typo on your life…jeez.

      • http://Website Mark

        *in (haha).

  • http://Website Lebog

    Although I like the Galaxy Tab, no way was I tying myself into a carrier plan. I am debating one now, but like was said in the article, too little too late.

    Hopefully sales will induce manufacturers to move away from selling through carriers only.

  • http://Website anon

    Why would I consider this over the xoom again? Should have launched with the wifi only version. You let the carriers own you sammy.

  • http://Website Levi

    The one thing I keep wondering is why with these “portable” devices are we still having the microSD cards shoved at us when they generally cost much more and are slower than the standard SD cards, a 7 inch device is plenty big enough to accept a standard SD card. Cell phones I understand they’re smaller but 7″ device can handle the standard sized SD cards.

    • http://Website Diego

      Good point, never thought about that.

  • http://Website rouser

    I love my 3g galaxy tab which replaced my g2. The best thing about it is its portability. The tab fits in my pocket and I use it as my phone with a hacked version of skype for 3g. The tab runs butter smooth and I have no desire for a 10in tablet with its large size. I use my pc so much less.
    Im running stock froyo and will wait until a custom rom of honeycomb. I love having unlimited data text and phone calls for $40a mo. w/ t-mobile usa. My monthly on the g2 was $98 so im saving $58 a mo. And loving my tab… Best technology I ever owned, I recomend it to everyone I know.

    The tab is my personal vendetta against these punk as* phone companies here in the USA that nickel and dime us to death, when in europe the tab is allowed to make phone calls over 3g and the telcos are not as greedy as here in the monopolized usa…

  • http://Website Don Ross

    I want it…I will buy it (@ $249). It’s a work and a wonder. Sign me up.