Samsung Galaxy Tab on T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint & Verizon; All 4 Carriers to Sell Tablet

September 17, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung has announced that all four US major cellular carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon) will be selling the Galaxy Tab. Although the pricing and release dates of the Android tablet are yet to be announced, the device will most likely differ from carrier to carrier.

But AT&T and T-Mobile did say that they will be selling the tablet this holiday season. Meanwhile, Verizon wireless said that they will be releasing the device in the coming weeks and Sprint announced that it will arrive this fall.

The Android 2.2-powered tablet will be coming with a 7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024×600. It will boast a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and connect to the internet with 3G and WiFi (but not Sprint’s 4G network).

It will also be coming with a 3 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3 megapixel one on the front for video calling. Sprint’s and Verizon’s versions have 2 GB of internal memory, while AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s have 16 GB. There is also a MicroSD card slot that will support up to 32GB.

The tablet had shown up on Amazon UK with a price higher than the Apple iPad, even though the Galaxy tab comes with a smaller screen size than the iPad. But Apple lacks extras such as Bluetooth, cameras and built-in card slots.

But the tab is expected to cost less, when sold through the four US carriers, because carriers will probably subsidize it when buyers sign up for two-year data service agreements.

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