Samsung shows third-gen Galaxy Tab
Ice Cream Sandwich tablet incoming
Samsung has outed the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), its parenthesis packing new tablet fresh for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
As the number in brackets will have told you, the first Tab 2 - presumably there's a Tab 2 (10.1) on the way - has a 7in screen, this one with a 1024 x 600 resolution.
The 194 x 122 x 11mm tablet also packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3Mp camera, 0.3Mp webcam, 1GB of memory, and 16, 32 or 64GB of Flash storage.
There'll be Wi-Fi only versions, and others with 21Mbps HSPA+ quad-band 3G connectivity on board too.
Weighing in at a mere 344g, the Tab 2 has a 4000mAh battery on board.
There's no word yet as to when the Tab 2 will ship, how much it'll cost when it does, or how quickly Apple will get its lawsuit in afterwards. ®
Don't you mean Ce Cream Sandwch?
It's so you can hold it.
You hold a phone with your fingers touching the sides but when you hold a tablet with one hand your palm or thumb has to rest on the face of the screen a little. This would register as a touch and keep messing with the software so you need a bezel to hold it.
"There's no word yet as to when the Tab 2 will ship, how much it'll cost when it does, or how quickly Apple will get its lawsuit in afterwards."
Love it. Sign of the times.
It will fail commercially then, like the original, like the Xoom, the HTC Flyer, and like the endless list of other Android tablets. I'll pick up a SD cardless Kindle Fire for well under £200 and lament at Samsungs stupidity whilst wishing the bloody thing had an expansion slot.
Nobody in their right mind should be paying £300+ for a 7 inch tablet, even if it is a "premium" product.
(Am talking about the wifi only model btw)
Why the thick borders still?
Would be stylish and innovative if they could reduce the size of the screen borders. The S2's borders are 1/4 (or less) of that. Maybe the thickness is required to give it some strength?