Samsung Galaxy Tab

Our parent site is reporting live from IFA Berlin, where Samsung have released the Samsung Galaxy Tab. This device is a direct competitor to the iPad and follows on from Samsung’s success with the Galaxy S smartphone line. It offers the same 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor and according to our man on-site, Todd Haselton, it “felt very snappy as I flipped through the various home screen panels.”

The Tab sports a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution touchscreen TFT display. With its glossy back and rounded edges, it felt awesome in my hand, and it is sized somewhere between a smartphone and the iPad. I was actually able to palm the 380g (13.4oz) tablet, and its on-screen keyboard was a breeze to type on. The built-in web browser looks good on the large display and has Adobe Flash 10.1 support built-in, too.

Todd also noticed that the speakers on the Tab sounded really nice and could fill out the conference room he was sitting in. Furthermore, the device will come in 16GB and 32GB flavors along with a microSD card slot for adding another 32GB storage. We’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy Tab to become available in Europe in mid-September but we have no word on pricing and carriers yet. For our hands-on video and picture gallery, see you after the jump.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.