Samsung Tab headed for multiple carriers?

Only half of Samsung’s Galaxy S series has been released – Vibrant is on T-Mobile and AT&T has the Captivate, while Sprint’s Epic 4G and Verizon’s Fascinate are just around the corner – and already, the multi-flavored line is a big hit. Samsung announced this weekend that they have sold shipped one million of the smart phones (press release embedded after the photo below). It looks as though launching four variants of the same handset – one for each major U.S. carrier – was a good, although confusing, idea. And now we have evidence that maybe, just maybe, Samsung has the same in store for their heavily buzzed and hotly anticipated Galaxy S tablet computer, Tab. If not four variants, perhaps two.

iAndroid recently had some time with the device and took some photos for us. What stands out about these snaps, over all the other leaks we’ve seen, is a white tape label above the screen clearly delineating the Tab a CDMA gadget. And, as a lot of people are noting this morning, this could indicate that another version of the Tab exists; a GSM flavor. We should have the full details (or at least more) on September 2nd.

Press Release:


Android 2.1-powered smart phones available at AT&T and T-Mobile and coming soon to Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South

DALLAS, August 30, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that it has shipped one million of its Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile began shipping the Galaxy S portfolio2 on July 15, which are currently available with AT&T and T-Mobile. Galaxy S devices will also be available with Sprint on August 31 and will be available with Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South this fall.

Samsung Mobile has packed cutting-edge technology into its Galaxy S portfolio, including features such as a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor and a multitude of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. In addition, all Samsung Galaxy S devices will be upgradable to Android 2.2 in the future.

“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”

The roll out of Samsung’s Galaxy S portfolio has been supported by a multi-tiered print, online, cinema and television advertising campaign, including major networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and MTV and in cinemas such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal. Samsung Galaxy S was also a sponsor of X Games 16, which was held in downtown Los Angeles from July 29 to August 1. From September 30 to October 3, the Samsung Galaxy S lineup will be showcased at the World Cyber Games Grand Final in Los Angeles.

In addition, Samsung Mobile has executed a comprehensive Galaxy S social media campaign, which included a Facebook promotion and daily content sharing on Samsung Mobile’s social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube™. As additional Galaxy S devices become available, Samsung Mobile will continue to distribute key digital and video assets to sustain awareness of the Galaxy S.

CDMA story via iAndroid
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