It’s been awhile since we’ve last discussed the Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi only edition, yet here we are again. We’ve been hearing rumored release dates, prices, and availability information for months now, all with no solid evidence of anything. Fortunately, this time is different. Not only do we have an official release date now, but we also have a price.
For those of you who are still waiting, come April 10th, you can finally purchase a brand new Galaxy Tab without 3G radios on board for $349.99. While the 7-inch screen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and Android 2.2 aren’t much to brag about these days, an off contract, ultra-portable tablet with plenty of hacks and mods available — including one Honeycomb flavored — for under $400 is a great deal. According to the Galaxy Tab information page, you can pick one up online from TigerDirect, CompUSA, and Circuit City just four days from now.
I know it’s been awhile, but how about it: are you buying a WiFi only Galaxy Tab?
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.”