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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 pops up on Amazon, starts selling at $249.99

April 24, 2012

After an unexpected delay that pushed back the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 release from March to late April, Sammy didn’t upset its fans any further and finally put the tablet up for sale. The 7-incher can now be purchased in the US from Amazon and its price is on-par with what we expected for a while now. Available for $249.99, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 should be high on many buyers’ shopping lists, running ICS out of the box and featuring pretty decent tech specs.

Okay, it might not come with a quad-core processor, an unbelievably bright screen, or a lot of on-board storage, but, at least before the Google Nexus tablet hits the market, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is one of the best pieces of technology that 250 bucks can buy.

Sporting a 7-inch multitouch screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, Sammy’s second edition Galaxy Tab 7 is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and features 1 GB of RAM. Other features include 8 GB of on-board memory, a micro SD card slot, a 3 MP rear-facing shooter, a VGA front-facing camera, as well as a 4,000 mAh battery, USB 2.0, and Bluetooth 3.0. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 might also draw your attention with its elegant design, featuring a slim but robust casing (a 0.41 inches thick metal body).

All in all, if you are on the hunt for a portable and affordable tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the obvious choice and should, at least in theory, not disappoint. You can get Sammy’s new 7-incher from Amazon and BestBuy, both retailers offering the tablet at the same price, with free shipping.

As for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0’s bigger brother, also expected to hit the market before the end of April, we have nothing new to report, but we expect the 10-incher to be made available via Amazon, BestBuy, and other similar outlets pretty soon.