Samsung Galaxy Tab Announced for IFA

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Samsung is now officially teasing the Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 tablet with a 7-inch touchscreen, though its unclear if the display will go the traditional LCD route or be a scaled up Super AMOLED display borrowed from the company’s Galaxy S smartphone series. The company is expected to announce the tablet at the IFA conference next week in Germany according to the company’s Galaxy Tab portal.

The device is expected to support a front-facing camera as the teaser mentions video calling and most likely a rear camera as well as augmented reality was also teased. It’s unclear whether Samsung will be adding TouchWiz as a UI overlay on top of Android 2.2 Froyo as the company has done with the Galaxy S or not.

It looks like Samsung USA may also be bringing the Galaxy Tab Stateside as well; the company’s USA division tweeted “Fill in the blank: If I had a Galaxy Tab I would ___________.” The Galaxy S represented Samsung’s efforts at a broad-scale worldwide rollout that was seen on all four major US carriers. Worldwide availability of the Galaxy Tab is also hinted by another Samsung USA tweet: “Samsung” is trending in New York City. Let’s take this worldwide.

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